|L: GO - 044||Total Internal Reflection in a Stream of Water||
A laser beam is passed though a box of water. Rather than strike the wall, the beam follows the path of the water as it drains from the box.
|L: GO - 045||Blackboard Optics Kit||
A 5-beam Laser Box is used in conjunction with various mirrors and lenses to show concepts in geometric optics.
|L: GO - 046||Smoke Box||
Liquid smoke (Poof!) is used to make laser beams visible in an enclosed case.
|L: GO - 053||Plastic Blocks with Laser||
A laser beam is passed through plastic blocks
|L: GO - 054||Fiber Optics||
A fiber optic cable
|L: GO - 056||Small Concave Mirrors with Toys||
Small black discs composed of concave mirrors are used to produce an image (mirage) of a small toy placed inside the disk (pig, button, bolt, etc)
|L: GO - 057||Smiley on Bulb||
The inverted image of a light bulb with a smiley face drawn on it is projected onto a wall.
|L: GO - 061||Lenses||
A set of lenses regularly available to loan for off-site demonstrations
|L: GO - 52||Microwave Reflection|
|L: W - 006||Dispersion by a Prism||
A narrow beam of white light is passed through a prism, creating a continuous spectrum on the wall.
|L: W - 016||Prisms||
A selection of prisms readily available for use outside of Physics Hall.
|L: W - 018||Newton's Rings||
Interference between 2 thin films can be seen under the document camera and projected for the lecture hall to see
|L: W - 019||Bubbles and Light Interference||
Light shown through a bubble produces an array of colors due to interference of the inner and outer walls of the bubble
|L: W - 021||Michelson Interferometer|
|L: W - 022||Cornell Slit Film||
A Cornell Slit Film is used to show single, double, and multiple slit diffraction
|L: W - 024||Diffraction Grating with White Light||
|L: W - 025||Brewster's Angle|
|L: W - 026||Wooden Bars with Rectangular Cross Sections||
Same as M: WM&S - 26
|L: W - 027||Polarizing Lenses||
3 polarizing plates can be used with an overhead projector to show the polarization of light.
|L: W - 029||Calcite|
|L: W - 032||Light Scattered by Powdered Milk|
|L: W - 041||Uranium Glass||
Light from a violet laser pen is directed at a piece of Uranium glass; fluorescence occurs.
|L: W - 043||Photoelectric Effect||
Visual and audio demonstration of photoelectrics
|L: W - 049||Diffraction Gratings and Spectra|
|L: W - 051||Hologram|
|L: W - 055||Model of Eye||
A model of the human eye complete with an instruction manual
|L: W - 058||Variable Width Single Slit DIffraction||
The width of a single slit is varied to show how the diffraction pattern is affected by slit width.
|L: W - 059||Circular Aperture Diffraction and Interference||
A green laser beam is sent through a single circular aperture or a double circular aperture
|L: W - 060||Educational Diffraction Grating||
A small educational diffraction grating is used with different colors of light to demonstrate optical effects.
|L: W - 23||Arago's Spot|
|L: W - 28||Mechanical Model of Polarization|
|M: CM - 001||Variable Angle|
|M: CM - 002||Conical Pendulum||
A bowling ball suspended from the ceiling moves in a circular path once set in motion.
|M: CM - 003||Bucket of Water||
A bucket of water is whirled in a vertical circle, with all water remaining safely inside the bucket.
|M: CM - 004||Chain in Vertical Circle||
A chain maintains a circular shape after being pushed off a wheel.
|M: CM - 005||Mechanical Model of a Cream Separator||
When a crank is turned, balls of dissimilar mass separate as they move through their circular path.
|M: CM - 006||Steam Engine with Fly-ball Governor||
The changing speed of a governor causes the fly balls to change the radius of their circular path.
|M: CM - 007||Wooden Arc Puzzle||
A puzzle uses the principles of circular motion to solve - get both balls into their locations on opposite sides of the arc.
|M: CM - 009||Penny on a Coat Hanger||
A quarter remains attached to a hanger when spun in a vertical circle.
|M: CM - 010||Merry-Go-Round||
A wheel with a piece of clay on it is sped up until the clay flies from the wheel.
|M: CM - 011||Bicycle Wheel||
A small bicycle wheel is mounted to a cart or bench for use in explaining circular or rotational motion
|M: CM - 012||Cycloid||
A cycloid pattern is created on the chalk board.
|M: CM - 013||Ball on a String||
A tennis ball is attached to a string.
|M: D - 001||Spring-loaded Car||
A car with a plunger moves away from a stationary board with differing masses on it.
|M: D - 002||Action-Reaction Forces with Air Table||
A car on a glass plate demonstrates Newton's 3rd Law using an air table for a frictionless environment.
|M: D - 003||Newton's 3rd Law on Scooters||
Two students on scooters can pull toward each other on scooters.
|M: D - 004||Two Carts of Unequal Mass that Move Apart||
Two carts, one with a mass and the other without, are held together (with a spring between them) by a piece of string. When the string is cut, the carts move away from each other.
|M: D - 005||Air Track||
See M: K - 9 for details.
|M: D - 006||Pedestal Inertia||
A card on a pedestal is given a push. The ball resting on top falls into the cub beneath the card.
|M: D - 008||Pulling Paper from Vertical Rod||
A piece of paper is pulled from beneath a vertical rod while the rod remains stationary.