Simulation of a chain reaction using many mouse traps contained underneath a protective plastic dome.
Geiger Counter and Radioactive Materials (*)
We have an old Geiger counter available to show students how radioactivity is measured and quantified.
Ping pong balls with Velcro to show splitting of parent nuclei into daughter nuclei or other radioactive decay.
Convert mechanical energy into electrical energy by compressing a crystal to produce a visible flash of electricity.
Physical models of many crystalline structures to demonstrate solid state geometries.
A photovoltaic cell, LEDs, and strong light source are combined to show an example of solid state physics being used to produce electricity.