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Title: Physics Demonstrations
Url: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/demobook/INTRO.htm
Creator: Sprott, Julien
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison
Description: The teaching of physics is clearly enhanced by the use of demonstrations. Visual examples of abstract concepts aid immeasurably in their mastery. They also provide an opportunity to illustrate the scientific method and to teach the student to relate experimental observation to scientific theory. Experiments represent the means by which scientific knowledge has advanced so rapidly in modern times. Finally, not to be underestimated, the use of demonstrations makes the learning of physics much more enjoyable! This book is a compilation of many of the demonstrations that have been used at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the teaching of elementary physics over the years as well as a number of demonstrations that I have developed for use in a series of popular lectures, "The Wonders of Physics," aimed at the general public and children in particular. Included also are a number of demonstrations that have been suggested and used by friends or colleagues. All of the demonstrations have been thoroughly tested in a classroom setting or before an audience of the general public.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Outlines, syllabi
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Electricity
Physics -- Heat
Physics -- Magnetism
Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Sound
Physics -- Optics and light
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-05-20 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-05-19 12:25:37 (W3C-DTF)
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