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Physics Demonstrations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The lessons that have been compiled in this chapter by our instructors are aimed at helping students understand physics better. The labs have different types of physics demonstrations that can be used in the classroom or at home. Experiments that can be located in this chapter include:
- Bending light demonstration
- Water bending experiment
- Capillary action project
1. Bending Light Experiment
In this physics demonstration, you'll be studying the principle of refraction using a laser pointer and water. By the end of the lab, you'll understand how light bends when it transfers between mediums.
2. Water Bending Experiment
Today, you'll be demonstrating properties of static electricity. By using static charge on a balloon and the charges present in water, you'll be able to demonstrate static electric force.
3. Capillary Action Experiment
In this lab, you'll be learning about the principle of capillary action in water. By modeling capillary action using two cups of water and a paper towel, you'll gain a better understanding of the importance of this process in trees.
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