b Iona Prep Physics Demonstration Page
Iona Physics Demonstrations

Note: This page was revised on June 28, 2016 to remove dead links and those requiring JAVA, which may have security vulnerabilities.


Some ways in which our senses can fool us.
Psych Experiment A collection of Optical Illusions Illusions collected by Donald Simanek
Florida Election Recount Auditory Illusions: 1 2  


Mechanics Demonstrations:

Also see Puzzles 1-14 and Videos for chapters 1-9

Hooke's Law (PhET) Variable Length Pendulum Projectile Motion Fire a cannon. Adjust angle, muzzle velocity, add air resistance, if you want.
Forces and Motion (PhET) Friction (PhET) Energy Skate Park (PhET)
    Gravity (PhET)
Graphing Motion (This will download an .exe file which you use to help understand graphing motion) NASA Movie of hammer and feather dropped on the moon.

An Advertisement for Honda. The best ad ever!

Wave Motion Demonstrations

Also see Puzzles 15-25 and Videos for chapters 13-18

Waves on a string (PhET) Bending light (PhET) Color Vision (PhET)
Virtual Oscilloscope The Doppler Effect - a student project with explanations and demonstrations. The Doppler Effect Sound demonstration will play through your sound card. Works only with Internet Explorer.
Beats This is a demonstration of beats which will play through your sound card. Spectrum Analyzer The Electromagnetic Spectrum
3-D Picture Resonance Breaking glass Opera Singer Breaking glass

Electricity Demonstrations

Also see Puzzles 26-27 and Videos for chapters 19-20

Ballons/Static Electricity (PhET)  


John Travoltage (PhET)

Ohm's law (PhET)

Van de Graaff generator

Atomic Physics Demonstrations

Also see Videos for chapters 24-27

Standard Model of Particle Physics Particle Adventure Radioactive Half-life
Time Dilation (Mu mesons)    


Miscellaneous Demonstrations

PhET (from the University of Colorado Boulder) A collection of interactive simulations in math and science.

Walter Fendt's Applets a collection which requires JAVA.

The Internet Plasma Physics Internet Experience Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has interactive instruction in Atomic Physics and a Virtual ToKAMAK

Also visit the Teacher's page of this site for a list of Java libraries and other resources.

Last Update: by Br. Robert W. Harris

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