Physics Demonstration Resources Online

A small collection of various university physics departments which maintain a web site for their classroom demonstrations.

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Physics Instructional Resource Association http://physicslearning2.colorado.edu/pira/

* PIRA Demonstrations Bibliography
* Information on the PIRA organization
* Tap-L Email List Server http://demoroom.physics.ncsu.edu/tapl/

Physics Demonstrations at Various Universities

Brown University - http://www.brown.edu/academics/physics/departmental-resources/departmental-resources

* Click on the Lecture Demonstrations Link
* Pira Demo Classification Scheme
* Photos of demonstrations
* Highly Recommend Perusing this Web Site.
University of California at Santa Barbara - http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~lecturedemonstrations/
* Demonstration Catalog In-House Numbering System
* Photos of demonstrations
* Lengthy Descriptions of each demonstration.
University of Colorado at Boulder - http://physicslearning.colorado.edu/ldl/
* Demonstration Catalog
* Pira Demo Classification Scheme
* Photographs of demonstrations
* References
University of Florida Physics Demo Page: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/demo/ Harvard University Demo Index - http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~scdiroff/lds/demotoc.html
* Index of various catagories to access catalog
* Excellent descriptions, plus some photographs of some of their listed demos.
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign - http://demo.physics.uiuc.edu/LectDemo/
* Demonstration Catalog
* Photographs of Demonstrations
University of Iowa - http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/~dstille/
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog
* Photos of all demos and videos of some demos
* References
* Other Demonstration Links
University of Maryland - http://www.physics.umd.edu/lecdem/
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog is one of the most complete on the web
* Pictures of Demonstrations
* References
* Other Demonstration Links
M.I.T. Physics Technical Services Group - http://tsgphysics.mit.edu/front/
* No use of PIRA Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog includes videos
* Photos of Demonstrations
University of Minnesota - http://www.physics.umn.edu/groups/demo/
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme * Demonstration Catalog
* Photos of Demonstrations
* Numerous Videos of Demonstrations
University of Michigan - http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/physics/demolab/
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog is one of the most complete on the web
* Pictures of Demonstrations
Michigan Technological University - http://www.phy.mtu.edu/LECDEMO/websit/lecdem.htm
* Demo Catalog
* Photographs of Demonstrations
* References
* Textbook Suggestions
* References
North Carolina State University - http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/demoroom
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog
* Pictures of Demonstrations
* Videos of some demos
* References
* Textbook Suggestions
* References
Oberlin College - http://www.oberlin.edu/physics/catalog/
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog by Clicking on Index
* Pictures of Most Demonstrations
* References Provided

University of Texas at Austin - http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~phy-demo/

* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog
* Pictures of Demonstrations
* Other Demonstration Links
University of Virginia - http://demolab.phys.virginia.edu/demos/demolab.asp
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog
* Photographs of Demonstrations
Wake Forest University - http://www.wfu.edu/Academic-departments/Physics/demolabs/demos
* PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme
* Demonstration Catalog
* Pictures of Demonstrations
* Videos of some demonstrations


Other Physics Demonstration Sites:

 
Instruments for Natural Philosophy - Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/index.html
* A compendium of historical physics teaching apparatus /apparatuses
* Abstracts of Papers Relative Innovations in Physics Instruction
* Web site includes 1850 photos and descriptions of early physics apparatuses
* Worth a look to see what treasures may still be lurking in your demo lab

 
American Association of Physics Teachers - http://www.psrc-online.org/
Physical Science Resource Center
* Index of Recommended Sites by Subject and Interest
* Abstracts of Papers Relative Innovations in Physics Instruction
* Index of Demonstration Manuals and Multmedia Materials
* Index of Comprehensive Curricula, Supplemental Curriculum Materials and Software
* Articles of Current Topics in Science Research
Bill Beaty's Web Pages   http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/
* Articles on Demonstration Apparatus Construction
* Online Information on Science Museums and Science Projects
* Topics of Interest to the Amateur Scientist
Duke University Physics Resources Page      http://www.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/otherphys.html
* Many Topics and Links Related to Physics Instruction
The Physics Classroom Tutorial: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/
    * The excellent work of Tom Henderson
    * Excellent examples with animation files.
    * Question banks, lab activities and other curriculum resources

Wonders of Physics Home Page" - http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm/

    * Dr. Clint Sprott of the University of Wisconsin at Madison
    * Detailed Demonstration Manual.
    * Photos of Demonstrations.
    * Promotion Web Site of the Local Physics Circus.


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Last Updated 11/13 - University of Texas at Austin Physics Dept. - Lecture Demonstration Office