The NSTA Physics Kits support the lessons and experiments found throughout a new book from NSTA entitled Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12. Two kits are available and each includes about 25 tools to support lessons in angular momentum, buoyancy, magnetism, pressure, energy, and more.
We did a CoolStuff on the pendulum wave more than a year ago and would you believe it’s still one of the most visited pages on our site? The lesson included the use of a homemade device and while making it yourself can be rewarding, it can also be a bit tedious. So we’ve added this really [...]
Teaching the spectra of visible light can be an engaging classroom activity. But, it’s always been challenging to find ways to go beyond simple passive demonstrations.
Hand-held diffraction “rainbow” foil (sometimes mounted in cardboard glasses) can be fun. But students often have difficulty even spotting the spectrum. “I can’t see it!” is the common complaint. And [...]
Join us for the 60th annual MSTA Conference this Friday and Saturday at Eastern Michigan University. Stop by booth #204 to test out our newest products or attend a cool tools session presented by some of the best physics teachers from around the state.
Students often underestimate the force of friction despite friction stopping their school buses and cars everyday. In this video 2 phone books are interwoven page by page and the friction between these thin peaces of paper are put to the ultimate test.
Arbor Scientific is a leading provider of Physics and Physical Science teaching equipment tested and approved by educators recognized for their expertise. Arbor Scientific works with teachers at all levels to find the ‘Cool Stuff’ – unique demonstration and laboratory tools – and then provides lesson plans, supportive teaching guides and science teaching supplies to make each learning experience fun and effective.