Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Bending Light part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this physics lab students will observe light bending as it enters a medium. Students will then be able to calculate the angle of the bent light and compare that with other students observations for like and different mediums.
Incompressibility of liquids part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students are observers. As students walk into the classroom I will fill a few bottles with water (80-90% full). I will hit the top of each bottle. The only effect on the bottle will be that the bottom "falls" out of it. I do not explain anything to the students. After the demonstration I have the students discuss what they think happened.