Physics for educators and parents

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography engages in a wide variety of outreach activities on its own and in collaboration with various partner organizations. The goals of these activities range from promoting awareness of physics and career opportunities in physics to providing support for enrichment and curriculum based acitivity in schools.

  • Do you want to see physics in action? A number of demonstrations illustrating principles in specific areas of physics are described below.
Electricity and Magnetism whimhurst
Light hologram
Low Temperature and Thermal Physics thermal physics set-up
Mechanical and Energy Michael Morrow demonstrating mechanical energy and Prince of Wales Collegiate

Parabolic reflector

For more information contact:

Dr. Hilding Neilson