Physics

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" page and follow the steps to create an account and access the store.

Payment

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

Location

All sessions take place in the Physics Department, currently housed in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building. Physics Undergraduate Laboratories are located on the second basement (called Level L2).  As different experiments are done in different rooms, upon your arrival, please meet the instructor in the foyer of the basement of CCIS in front of "The Shack", Room L2-136.  The instructor will escort you and your students to the designated lab.

Parking 

This linked mapshows the location of the CCIS Building and the recommended parking locations.

Students and teachers may be dropped off/picked up at the E Lot Drop off/Pick Up Area just east of CCIS doors at the side of parking lot E. Parking lot E has visitor spots available for cars/minivans and parking fees apply.
 
Free bus parking is only found at the North West corner of Jubilee Auditorium and east of the University’s Lister Centre.