Investigating Cosmic Rays
A CIPT Lab Exercise in Modern Physics
Cosmic rays are not really rays; they are subatomic particles found in space that have high energies as a result of their rapid motion. These rays filter through the earth's atmosphere and can be studied using special detectors. In this lab, students build a Cloud Chamber which will help them to study these exotic particles from the far reaches of outer space.
All High School Physics, AP Physics
One 40-minute class period.
The Cloud Chamber Kit is available from West Hill Biological Resources as Catalog # CNS301.
Price: No Charge