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Props and Equipment for Paradigms Activities

Coordinate Axes


You can find gif versions of many of the figures we use in our activities here.


Spins OSP Software

The Spins software an elegant and simple simulation of the Stern-Gerlach experiment is used extensively in the Spins and Quantum Measurement Paradigm.



We use three different sizes of whiteboards for various different kinds of activities:

Wall-Mounted Whiteboards

These whiteboards are large and vertically mounted on the walls (like the front blackboard). We use these for activities where student groups present their results/calculations to the rest of the class.


Tabletop Whiteboards

These whiteboards are about 2×3 feet and lie flat on the groups' table/desks. We use these for most small group activities as a workspace for students to share their ideas with other members of their group (and so that the instructor can easily monitor the group's progress!).


Small Whiteboards

These whiteboards are a little larger than a sheet of paper (maybe two sheets side-by-side) and are for individual use. Students can each respond to a Socratic question and the instructor can collect these whiteboards for discussion with the whole class.

Small Whiteboard Small Whiteboard

Little Man

We use a model little man to help students learn how to do proofs by contradiction when using Gauss' and Ampere's Laws.

Spheres and Cylinders


Meter Stick

Hula Hoop

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