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Labs for K-12 Physics Students in High Demand

The CNS Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT) carries out the educational outreach program of the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Cornell University. One way the CIPT enhances high school physics programs is by providing teachers with innovative, high quality laboratory activities. Currently, our lending library offers 33 different lab activities and several new ones are developed each year. Teachers who complete workshops are eligible to borrow the associated equipment free of charge. The labs are inquiry based activities aimed at developing scientific concepts and reasoning. The graphic illustrates that teachers increasingly embrace these lab activities to promote their students’ interest in and understanding of physics. 

K-12 Teachers learn how to teach a lab explaining the  basic principles of an Atomic Force Microscope

Number of high school Requests for CIPT Lab Kits per year



[Director of Educational Outreach Julie Nucci and the CNS team]

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