With uncertainty surrounding hands on science education the students participating in PHYS 232: Analytical Physics III rose to Visiting Professor Eric Hazlett’s call to participate in an ACE (Academic Civic Engagement) project to create science exploration kits to help students explore science while learning remotely. In groups of 2-3 these students created experiments to explore physics phenomena from waves to sound to gravity and a lot in between.
Click on the panels below for pdf instructions to help guide your exploration!
All of these kits can be done with objects around the house. Throughout the year we will distribute these kits at the Northfield Public Library, but you can get the instructions for these kits below.
In each set of instructions you will find 1-3 experiments followed by instructions.
Since we can’t send things straight over the internet yet, you can do all of these experiments with objects around the house. Explore new things and push boundaries. This is what scientific exploration is all about!
The Sound kit was developed by: Sylvia Marccarelli, Josh Cameron, Elizabeth Leeser, Sandra Gabel, and Olivia Heinen
The Pendulum Kit was developed by: Avery Truong, Arnauld Dedry, Stefan Kildal-Brandt, Lucas Kramarczuk, and Zach Van Fossan
The Bouncy Ball Kit was developed by: Jack Ridgway, Ben Hess, Cassie Fix and Griffin Rauber
The Waves and Light Kit was developed by: Noah Mock, Jonathan Rustad, Houssam Ennoura, Noah Tibben-Lembke, Jake Markowski, Derk Lyford, and Ethan Niles
The Trajectory And Gravity Kit was developed by: Lily Nestor, Cecilia Dean, and Dan Reiter