Physics 420 – Physics Demonstration

The Physics 420 class is a one term physics demonstrations course. Each student is expected to design and build a demonstration dealing with physics or astronomy, and present it in class and afterwords at least twice in school. The projects are aimed at elementary and secondary students. The students are expected to work independently in the Outreach lab (Hennings 208) . There is a weekly two hours meeting on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 PM with all the participating students. (3 credits). Physics 420 Course Description

2017/18 Class

  • Harry Potter, Physics and Invisibility
  • The Physics of Drifting
  • Hot Wheels, Conservation of Energy and Friction
  • Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and the Stirling Engine
  • Exploring Electromagnetism through Eddy Current Braking
  • Concussions and the Physics of Helmets
  • Heron’s Fountain
  • Refraction of Laser Light
  • The Physics of Blood Flow
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Acoustic Propulsion

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  • The Principles of Cloud Formation by Dory Sheldan
  • Sound and Frequency Spectrum by Daniel Bernard Necker
  • ALTA Project by Flora Graham
  • Theory of Flight by Sarah Bendall

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Note: The above projects are the work of the students, and the opinions expressed therein are not necessarily those of the Outreach Program. For more information, contact Andrzej Kotlicki.