The NSTA High School Physics Kits

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The NSTA Physics Kits support the lessons and experiments found throughout a new book from NSTA 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.

What’s Included in the NSTA High School Physics Kits:

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Kit 1 PK-0100

Pressure
Atmospheric Mat
Pressure Globe
Hollow Prism
Super Bottle Rocket Launcher
Atmospheric Pressure Cups

Laws of Thermodynamics
Reversible Thermoelectric Demo
Elasticity of Gases Demo
Fire Syringe
Drinking Bird
Ice Melting Blocks

Energy
Colliding Steel Spheres
Euler's Disc
Happy / Unhappy Balls
Crookes Radiometer
Magnetic Accelerator
Dropper Popper
Astroblaster

Colors
RGB Snap Lights and Spinner
Quantitative Spectroscope
Primary Color Light Sticks

Resonance
Set of 8 Boomwhackers
Sound Pipe
Music Box Mechanism
Standing Wave Apparatus
Singing Rods w/ Rosin

2D-motion
Vertical Acceleration Demonstrator
Ballistics Car
Introductory Energy and Motion Lab
Air-Powered Projectile
Angle Wedges
Launch Pad

Kit 2 PK-0110

Buoyancy
Solar Bag
Boat & Rock
Galileo's thermometer
Cartesian Diver
Poly Density Bottle

Angular Momentum
Rotating Platform
Extreme Gyroscope
IR-Controlled UFO Flyer
Perpetual Top
Celts
Power Ball Gyroscope

Magnetism
Magnetic Field Model
Clear Compasses
Levitron
3D Magnetic Compass

Electromagnetic Induction
Lenz's Law Apparatus
World's Simplest Motor
Electromagnetic Flashlight
Deluxe Hand Crank Generator
1 Farad Capacitor

More "Cool Stuff"
Mirage
Doppler Ball
Flying Cow
Fun Fly Stick
Energy Ball
Bernoulli's Bag
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More about the book

The 54 experiments in Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction. The phenomenon-based learning (PBL) approach used by the authors is as educational as the experiments are attention-grabbing. Instead of putting the theory before the application, PBL encourages students to first experience how the gadgets work and then grow curious enough to find out why. Students engage in the activities not as a task to be completed but as exploration and discovery. The idea is to help your students go beyond simply memorizing physics facts. Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos can help them learn broader concepts, useful critical-thinking skills, and science and engineering practices (as defined by the Next Generation Science Standards).


Authors: Matthew Bobrowsky, Mikko Korhonen, and Jukka Kohtamäki