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Physics experiments with low cost materials

I recently met a young teacher who has written a paper on simple experiments that are using only cheap materials, available in every supermarket. I try to convince her to give this for free use to our project.--White Eagle 07:51, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

That sounds great.
Unfortunately she has sold the rights to a publisher. She expects the release of the work in Sep. 2011, eg in 3 years.--White Eagle 07:04, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hands-on physics teaching

I am right now trying to acquire a book "Hands-on physics teaching", which is rather expensive. So getting a similar one "free" would be a great boost.By vkizza

Hi Vincent, this book sound interesting, I've read the abstract in Amazon. But - it is American, and I'm doubtful if these experiments can be as easily performed in Uganda. But if you think it is useful for our Center, buy it. It can be financed by the startup funding we have.
From what they describe in the preface,it is like they use plenty of common materials....baloons,strings,paper e.t.c so i think acquiring it will be a real boost.Thanks.--Vkizza 18:51, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
So go for it. I imagine most Ugandan schools not having the resources to acquire expensive lab materials, but balloons and strings should be within the reach of everyone. (See my initiative in point 1).

I am hearing much about this book, has the centre now acquired one for reference?--parametrs 12:33, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi Ronald, not yet. Would you be ready to make extracts from this book if we buy one? I mean try one or the other experiment in class and the write about it in the wiki? In my opinion, these kind of things are extremely useful for our work ... --GünOss 10:41, 22 December 2009 (UTC)


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ELECTROSTATICS110:43, 22 December 2009


In my experience electrostatics is another topic that students find rather challenging. This stems from the theoretical nature of the presentations. Do you think of local materials that we could use to teach electrostatics and how more effectively.

Romutujju (talk)12:30, 21 December 2009

Hi Ronald, you know the experiment with the balloons that get rubbed and then repulse each other? Sorry, now before Christmas I'm too busy to write more, but in January I'm back on the screen again ...

White Eagle (talk)10:43, 22 December 2009