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Top 10 Physics Demos You're Not Doing!
Top 10 Physics Demos You're Not Doing!
This video is a collection of demonstrations that are either original or very rare – and you should be doing them. They come from many physics demonstrations that I have developed over the years. Of course, there are more than...
Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class!
Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class!

Featured Products Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class! On the first day of school, it is a good idea to show a demonstration that gets students thinking and sets the stage for what the class is going to...

Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism
Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism

Featured Products Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism Teaching electricity and magnetism is complicated by the challenge that the magnetic forces are perpendicular to the motion of the particles and currents. This requires a three-dimensional perspective which can introduce a...

Sound and Waves Demonstrations
Sound and Waves Demonstrations

Featured Products Sound and Waves Demonstrations The Mechanical Wave Value Pack is an important addition the laboratory of any teacher who is passionate about the physics of waves or the physics of sound. The applications for these materials are far...

Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board
Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board

Featured Products Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board Small scale models which levitate diamagnetic materials such as this haven't existed for the classroom, until now! It is only recently, with the creation of artificial neodymium magnets and artificial pyrolytic graphite,...

Playing in Galileo's Lab
Playing in Galileo's Lab

As I was watching a kayak quietly slip under the Ponte Vecchio in the morning light, I was thinking what it must have been like for Galileo Galilei while living and teaching in Florence, Italy, looking down every day at...

The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds
The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds

Featured Products The link between electricity and magnetism finds its legendary roots back to Hans Christian Ørsted when he supposedly found that electric current affected his compasses during a student lecture. That piece of scientific history may be one of...

Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!
Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!

Featured Products Demonstrate Magnetic Fields, Electric Current, and Basic Principles of the Motor In 1820, Danish physicist/chemist Hans Christian Ørsted (Oersted) noticed that when current from his Voltaic pile was switched on and off, a compass needle placed near the...