Category Archives: Physics Education

Physics Demonstrations: a Sourcebook for Teachers of Physics

by Julien Clinton Sprott
Call Number: QC33 S771p 2006
Status: Available

Table of Contents: Google Books

From the Back Cover:

Dr. Sprott shares demonstrations tested by years of teaching in his popular lecture series, the Wonders of Physics.

Organized to teach the six major areas of classical physics—motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light—Physics Demonstrations includes:

  • a brief description of each demonstration
  • materials lists, with sources for common materials
  • preparation procedures
  • discussions of the physics principles demonstrated
  • potential safety hazards
  • references for further information
  • Adapting to a Changing World–Challenges and Opportunities in Undergraduate Physics Education

    Adapting to a changing world–challenges and opportunities in undergraduate physics education / Committee on Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation
    The National Academies Press, c2013.

    “This report summarizes the committee’s response to its statement of task, which requires the committee to produce a report that identifies the goals and challenges facing undergraduate physics education and identifies how best practices for undergraduate physics education can be implemented on a widespread and sustained basis, assess the status of physics education research (PER) and discuss how PER can assist in accomplishing the goal of improving undergraduate physics education best practices and education policy.”

    The report can be accessed at