Harvard University’s Natural Science Lecture Demonstration Videos Added to NCLOR

Harvard LogoHarvard’s Natural Science Lecture Demonstrations series provides visual demonstrations for a wide variety of topics to supplement lectures in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and biology. This collection has 37 videos attached to 8 resources. The lecture demonstrations have two important purposes: to increase student understanding of the concepts demonstrated, and to increase student enjoyment of class. Natural Science Lecture Demonstrations consists of a team of physicists and chemists who develop, construct, and present demonstrations for lectures in the Science Center building at Harvard University. Working with members of faculty, they aim to clarify and enhance the scientific concepts presented in lecture with visible, memorable, and sometimes mind-blowing effects.

The topics covered in this video series include: Newtonian Mechanics, Fluids ,Oscillations and Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Physics and Relativity, Thermal Physics, and Chemistry. The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: PHY-080, PHY090, and CHM-081.

Example: Pendulum Waves by NatSciDemos

To access this resource series:

  1. log into the NCLOR  < www.explorethelor.org > or through your institution’s learning management system (LMS)
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the Harvard Natural Science Lecture Demonstrations series.

Posted on December 18, 2012, in New Collection Posts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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