High school experiments
Spectral analysis. 1 setup for 1-6 students. Applicable for all age groups.
Photoelectric effect. 2 quantitative setups for 1-4 students each, 1 qualitative setup (optional). Useful background knowledge: voltage, charged particle in electric field, frequency and intensity of light.
Millikan Experiment. 1 setup for 1-5 students. It is recommended to use the apparatus qualitatively, observing droplets in the electric field and focusing on how the experiment is designed. Useful background knowledge: voltage, charged particle in electric field, alfa particles, extrapolation.
Electron charge to mass ratio. 2 setups, 1-4 students each. Classic Thomson Experiment. A visually pleasing experiment that ties in Northern Lighs, electrons, magnets, and circular motion. Useful background knowledge: voltage, charged particle in electric and magnetic field, circular motion, multivariable slopes for functions, magnetic field inside a coil.
Induction. 2 setups, 1-4 students each. Observing induction with an oscilloscope: how are the input and output signals of a two-coil setup connected? Useful background knowledge: induction, AC, magnetic flux, derivative.
Double Slit Experiment With Single Photons. 1 setup, 1-5 students. No written instrution sheet exists yet, but the setup is operational. Ask for more info. Suitable for visiting groups (combined with some other experiments), and works well for project working as well. Eg. ask students to book a time at the lab and take 2 hours to learn how to use the apparatus and take measurements, then turn in a report to you.
Experiments for grades 5-9
Thermal Radiation & Climate Change
- 6 setups, 1-4 students each. Experimenting with thermal cameras with special focus on materials' transparency to infrared radiation. Balloons are filled with CO2 to show that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.
Sound & Electromagnetism
- Currently not translated into English. Available without worksheet, ask for more info.