Physics and Astronomy Labs
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 Astronomy_education_at_the_University_of_NebraskaLincoln
 Category:Physics and Astronomy/Labs
 PHET (U. Colorado Boulder)
 dev.physicslab.org
Optics: Human eye model (Pasco)
Contents
Labs performed at WSULake[edit]
 Slide whistles and harmony
 Uniform acceleration tapping basketball with spitwads
 Air drag coefficient on a rolling pingpong ball
 The most beautiful equation in mathematics (related to above)
 Static forces
 Force table
 Vernier force probe
 Vernier scale
 Angular size
 Beads on string drop
 Parallax Need Jill's photos showing error and 13s photo of reenactment. Nothing there except post placement for jill's photos.
 Heisenberg's uncertainty and Beethoven's fugue
 Video showing how a shop vac can demonstrate the Bernoulli force
 The Leyden jar and the Van de Graff generator
 Optics: Thin lens equation (ray diagram)
 https://almamiddleschoolscience.wikispaces.com/file/view/The+Big+Bang+Theory+Lab+2012+upload+color+version.doc
 Graphical integration of uniform acceleration
 Celestial sphere (under construction)
 MATLAB/Cookbook Many of our labs should be virtual.
 Bell's theorem/Introduction#Lab activity Uses concept of vectors to explain how a third polarizing filter can enhance the light that passes through a pair of filters that block the light.
 Gases and gas laws/Boyle's law lab
 w:Lénárt_sphere see images at w:Lénárt_sphere#Related_products and talk page
Lab Quizzes[edit]
 Unless otherwise announced, the number of questions taken from these quizzes will never exceed 10% of the test.
 Students: Please do not edit these quizzes, use the student sandbox instead. Also, when you study, sure to check the history page to ensure that your instructor was the most recent editor. These are "live" links.
 March 18,2015: phy1060 (under construction)
 March 18,2015: phy1120 Covers the concept of current, voltage, energy, and force in the analog between electric and gravitational fields. This quiz is inspired by the Van der Graff generator demonstration.
Student input[edit]
The following pages are available for tinkering by students. It is not possible for a page to be edited on two computers at the same time, so if you want your instructor to edit your page close it.
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Other optics projects[edit]
See also:
 http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/bendinglight
 http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/geometricoptics
how to use the flip camera and other information on campus video cameras 

We need to know the speed capability of videos. Since this is a purely educational project, we don't need research grade speed costing thousands of dollars. Instead we need something for about a hundred dollars.
How to use the flip:

Subpages[edit]
 Air drag coefficient on a rolling pingpong ball
 Angular size
 Angular size/Comparison of two hand positions for 20 degrees
 Angular size/Preliminary Investigation
 Archimedes' principle
 Beads on string drop
 Celestial sphere
 Celestial sphere/Sandbox 1
 Distance and angular size
 Force table
 Graphical integration of uniform acceleration
 Heisenberg's uncertainty and Beethoven's fugue
 Heisenberg's uncertainty and Beethoven's fugue/gallery
 Hooke's law and Young's modulus
 Instructor
 Motion down an incline
 Optics: Human eye model (Pasco)
 Optics: Human eye model (Pasco)/A
 Optics: Human eye model (Pasco)/C
 Optics: Thin lens equation (ray diagram)
 Parallax
 Radioactive decay with dice
 Slide whistles and harmony
 Static forces
 The Leyden jar and the Van de Graff generator
 The most beautiful equation in mathematics
 Uniform acceleration tapping basketball with spitwads
 Upcoming Test (a)
 Vernier force probe
 group 1
 group 2
 group 3
 group 4
 group 5
 group 6
 group 7
 group 8