Physics Demonstrations in Heat is a three-part video program which presents a full range of demonstrations in thermal properties of matter, mechanisms of heat transfer, and thermodynamics. The program was developed in an effort to give physics teachers a comprehensive collection of video demonstrations, supplementing the instructor’s live classroom demonstrations. Instructors will find the program suitable for high school as well as introductory level college physics classes.

Program Format
Individual demonstrations are 3 to 4 minutes in length and can be quickly accessed using the program's on-screen indexing system. The indexing system allows the teacher to select a particular demonstration and show it at the appropriate time during a unit on thermal energy. The accompanying teacher’s guide gives additional data, information, and suggestions on using the demonstrations to promote further classroom discussion.

Demonstration Selection and Filming Techniques
The selection of demonstrations includes those which are difficult to perform in the classroom and those requiring apparatus not readily accessible to many physics teachers. Detailed observation of the demonstrations is accomplished through use of a filming approach which focuses solely on the apparatus, allowing the teacher to utilize the program in a way which is consistent with his or her personal instructional approach. The voice over narration eliminates the on-screen presenter and allows attention to be directed to the physical behavior being studied.

Thermal Conduction: Comparison of Heat Transfer in Two Materials

Thermal Conduction:
Comparison of Heat Transfer in Two Materials

Rifle bullet fired into a lead mass illustrates the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy.

Rifle bullet fired into a lead mass illustrates the conversion of kinetic energy into thermal energy.

Thermal Convection: Projection of Convection Currents

Thermal Convection:
Projection of Convection Currents

Kinetic Model: Temperature Effects on Gases

Kinetic Model:
Temperature Effects on Gases

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Single DVD: $78.00
Complete Three-Part Set: $210.00

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Demonstrations Contained in the Program

Physics Demonstrations in
Heat: Part I

  • Thermal Expansion:
    Changing Volume of a Liquid
  • Phase Change Expansion:
    Exploding Ice Bomb
  • Thermal Expansion:
    Forces Exerted During Expansion and Contraction
  • Linear Expansion:
    Determination of Expansion Coefficient
  • Phase Changes:
    Transition from Gaseous to Liquid Oxygen
  • Cryogenics:
    Changes in Material Properties
  • Cryogenics:
    Organic Materials
  • Specific Heat:
    Determination of Cp

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)

Physics Demonstrations in
Heat: Part II

  • Thermal Conduction:
    Propagation in a Metal Rod
  • Thermal Conduction:
    Comparison of Heat Transfer in Two Materials
  • Thermal Convection:
    Induced Fluid Flow
  • Thermal Convection:
    Projection of Convection Currents
  • Thermal Radiation:
    Focused Transmission Using Parabolic Mirrors
  • Thermal Radiation:
    Black Body Effects
  • Thermal Radiation:
    Leslie’s Cube
  • Heat Transfer:
    Boiling Inferno
  • Heat Transfer Mechanisms:
    A Side by Side Comparison

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)

Physics Demonstrations in
Heat: Part III

  • Mechanical Equivalent of Heat:
    Bullet Fired into a Lead Mass
  • Kinetic Model:
    Temperature Effects on Gases
  • Induced Phase Change:
    Liquid to Solid Transition of Nitrogen
  • Cryophorous:
    Cooling by Evaporation
  • Induced Phase Change:
    Boiling by Cooling
  • Condensation:
    Formation of a Cloud
  • Pressure and Temperature:
    Piston in a Cylinder
  • Entropy:
    Time Reversal / Mixing of a Dye

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)