LIGO's Science Education Center

NSTA Dec 2017

NSTA Field Trip, Nov 29th

Magnetic spinning pencil PP converted PDF

Magnetic Spinning Pencil Visual instructions for assembly

Magnetic spinning pencil

Magnetic Spinning Pencil Handout

Spacetime Hoops

This powerpoint explores using spandex and embroidery hoops to model spacetime.

Modeling Spacetime

Modeling Spacetime














NSTA Dec. 1st - Physics Day - Visible Spectrum Shadows

Color Shadows

A description of the set-up and conducting of the colored shadow activity.

Pinhole Viewer

A classroom activity on detector characteristics - specifically how the eye works!









NSTA Dec. 1st - Physics Day - Thirty Demos in 30 Minutes







NSTA Dec. 1st - Physics Day - Scotland

Scotland Teacher Physics Exchange

Presentation by Stephen Collins, Vernita Adkins & William Katzman on the Scotland Physics Teacher Exchange supported by an National Science Foundation grant to The Baton Rouge Area Foundation.










NSTA Dec. 2nd - Inquiry & Color

Peripheral Vision:  www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/peripheral-vision

Bird in a Cage: www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bird-in-cage

Truly Primary Pigments: www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/truly-primary-pigments

Three Little Pigments: www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/three-little-pigments

Cheshire Cat: www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/cheshire-cat


Lights Color Inquiry Action

powerpoint wth resources for the NSTA event: Lights Color Inquiry Action

Color Pigments Naive Conceptions

Learn for yourself what the primary colors of pigment should be (and are).








Additional Resources on Light & Color

The Algebra of Color

A worksheet explaining the algebra of color - how color can be treated algebraically in order to see what colors might appear when adding lights or when mixing pigments.