Physics Education/Outreach_and_Entertainment

  • Bill Sprott - Organized by the University of Wisconsin. Includes information about the program, including shows, videotapes and demonstration software, as well as a lecture kit. Also contains links to other sites.
  • Blake Lilly Award from AIP - Whenever you or your SPS chapter "take physics on the road," you are already eligible for the Blake Lilly Prize. The Blake Lilly Prize is an opportunity for you and your chapter to be publicly recognized for your physics outreach efforts.
  • Cavendish Laboratory: Educational Outreach - Lectures, seminars, conferences, resources and other educational events at the home of Cambridge University's Physics Department.
  • Dr. Megavolt - In the three short years since that remarkable June evening in 1996 when Dr. MegaVolt emerged from the laboratory of Dr. Austin Richards and struck the consciousness of a shocked public, he has received thunderous applause from electrified audiences.
  • Frontier Physics - Home of the physics outreach program for Northern Illinois University. Site includes information on the Frontier Physics Road Show, annual High School Events and several other themed programs.
  • Isaac and Albert's Excellent Adventure - There is a tradition at North Carolina State University of using demonstrations in our Physics Classes to show students the reality behind the equations. The Physics Department and The Science House have extended this tradition by giving an annual program to share the excitement and magic of physics with everyone.
  • Jearl Walker Discusses the Flying Circus - Reflects on successes and failures doing the 'bed of nails' trick, and tells how to get videotapes of some of his shows.
  • Little Shop of Physics - Science experiments that can be done at home; resources for teachers; and information about the Little Shop of Physics, an outreach program of the Colorado State University Physics Department.
  • Outreach Program in the SDSU Physics Department - Describes the program, its goals and some of the results.
  • Physics Circus at UCSB - A group of enthusiastic UCSB Physics Department graduate and undergraduate students take a collection of demonstration experiments on the road to local schools and present an action-packed learning experience.
  • Physics Olympics at the University of Maryland - An annual contest held in the spring at the U of Maryland campus. Here are the rules, scores, and pictures from previous events.
  • Physics Outreach at Florida State University - The FSU Physics Department offers a number of on-campus and travelling programs of interest to scientists-to-be of all ages.
  • The Physics Van - Part of an outreach program at the University of Illinois Physics Department.
  • Saturday Morning Physics at University of Michigan - An opportunity to hear physicists discuss their work in non-technical terms. The multimedia presentations include hands-on demonstrations of the principles discussed, along with slides, video, and computer simulations. All lectures are free and open to the public. Some previous lecture materials are archived for browsing.
  • The Science House - A learning outreach program of North Carolina State University. The mission of The Science House is to work with K-12 teachers to emphasize the use of hands-on learning activities in science and mathematics.
  • Sharing Science - Developed and implemented to create an interactive means of sharing science. Another primary motive of this site was to bridge the gap between elementary schools and the high school through interactive activities. If attempted it can become a practical method to enhance collaborative activities throughout the school community.
  • WIU Department of Physics Resource Site for Science Educators - Includes information on programs offered for educators and students in both this university and other institutions, and information on related conferences.

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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