UM Astronomy Resources: General Physics Concepts

What follows is a list of teaching resources for use in department classes. (They are not for sale!)

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Title/Name Description Label ID Resource Type Location
2D magnetic field demo Transparent case with suspended iron filling   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Magnetic Field Lines Demo(1) Plastic, fluid filled container with iron fillings in suspension allows you to slip cylindrical magnets into hole in center and see the resulting magnetic field lines. Magnetics are included in box   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Bar magnets (2) Two sets of two bar magnets each.   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Compasses 12 Small plastic compasses   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Donut magnet set 2 Poles and six donut magnets. Magnets can be made to "float" one above another.   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Miscellaneous Magnet Bar magnet in plastic case and small magnetic pieces   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Magnifying glasses 6 Magnifying glass sets plus spare parts.   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Density demos 3 objects of same volume but vastly different weight.
Small metal bars of different materials
  Demonstrations CSS 0252
Equal mass set 5 cylinders of same mass and different lengths   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Density blocks Set of 10 one inch cubes of different materials   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Inertia demonstrator Glass balls and platform kit   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Angular momentum apparatus Long rod with slidable massess   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Newtonian demonstrator Newtons third law and conservation of momentum, 5 steel balls suspended from strings   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Kinetic energy kit strike metal balls together to burn hole in paper   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Michelson Morley Apparatus Microwaves demonstration of this famous experiment; in box   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Salt Water Demo Beakers, distilled water, crystal salt, and long thermo (250 degree celsius)   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Doppler Balls 3 yellow balls with string and internal buzzer   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Wave Demo Big slinky and small slinky   Demonstrations CSS 0252
Infrared: More Than Your Eyes Can See A30 Videos CSS 0252
Lenses and Mirrors Explanation of basic scientific concepts related to lenses and mirrors with breaks allowing for teacher/student discussion E13 Videos CSS 0252
Color & Light Explanation of basic scientific concepts related to color and light with breaks allowing for teacher/student discussion E14 Videos CSS 0252
Newtons Apple: Gravity Rockets Explains gravity and what happens during weightlessness, explores how Newton's third law relates to rocket flight E17 Videos CSS 0252
Newtons Apple: Newton's Laws Doppler Effect Explains Newton's three laws of motion, explain how sound waves move E18 Videos CSS 0252