High School Physics Experiments

The Program

High School Physics Experiments is an outreach program offered by the physics department to high school students who are taking physics 30. Teachers are invited to bring their classes to our labs, where students will perform three experiments: Spectroscopic Analysis of Hydrogen (Balmer Series), e/m ratio (Thompson's Experiment) and a choice of either radiation/Geiger counter or Superconductivity demo. Teachers do not need to prepare as an instructor will be available to run the program. However, teachers will be expected to remain with their classes during the session. The program runs twice a year: in December/January and in May/June. The cost per session is $200.00 (GST included) and we usually accommodate 25 students in each session. Small classes can share a session and split the cost. 

How to Book

Teachers will receive a letter of invitation via email prior to each program with all the details, including the day when registration will open. Booking and Payments are processed on-line through "The Physics Store". Refer to the "How to book and pay for your session" document and follow the steps to create an account and access the store.


Payment is made by credit card at the time of booking.  All payments will be officially receipted through our online system. 


All sessions take place in the Physics Department, currently housed in the CCIS Building. Physics Undergraduate Laboratories are located on the second Basement. Different experiments are done in different rooms. Upon arrival, you may meet the instructor in the foyer of the basement of CCIS in front of "The Shack". The instructor will the escort you and your students to the designated lab.


There is free bus parking available at the North West corner of the Jubilee auditorium (see the attached map and look for the yellow P mark). Students and teachers may be dropped off/picked up by the Stadium Car Park (next to Student Union Building) or at CCIS East Doors next to parking lot "E". This parking lot is also available for cars/minivans, parking fees apply.