In-Class Kits

Perimeter Institute is fulfilling the needs of teachers with a combination of special programs and resources created specifically for them. These programs and resources combine cutting edge research with pedagogical techniques and provide an opportunity for teachers to meet and interact with top scientists from Perimeter Institute.

PROCESS OF SCIENCE

How do scientists think? Join us in this Perimeter Inspiration as we explore the habits of mind that scientists practice. Students will think like scientists as they collaborate together and communicate in creative ways to answer curiosity-driven questions. This kit includes a DVD with examples of creative multimedia presentations and a teacher's guide full of activities and case studies that introduce students to the process of science.

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BEYOND THE ATOM - REMODELLING PARTICLE PHYSICS

What is everything made of? This question is one of the deepest, most profound in human history. Join us on an historical journey from Rutherford scattering experiments in 1911 to today’s Large Hadron Collider. This teacher resource details scientific advances in our understanding of the building blocks that make up everything in the cosmos.

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CHALLENGE OF QUANTUM REALITY

A 30-minute video introduction to quantum physics – the single most important advance in our understanding of the universe – via the double-slit experiment and the concept of wave-particle duality. This kit includes the DVD resource, and an accompanying teacher's guide with worksheets and activities. Suitable for grades 11 and 12.

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EVERYDAY EINSTEIN: GPS & RELATIVITY

What do Einstein and GPS have in common? Find out in the first Perimeter Inspirations module highlighting the power and relevance of one of humanity's greatest intellectual achievements. "Everyday Einstein" is an educational resource that includes a five-minute video and an accompanying teacher’s guide. Suitable for grades 9 through 12.

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MEASURING PLANCK'S CONSTANT

Planck’s constant (h = 6.63 x 10-34 Js) is a universal constant that lies at the heart of quantum physics. This resource centres around a laboratory activity in which students measure Planck’s constant using a simple electronic circuit. Suitable for grades 11 and 12.

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MYSTERY OF DARK MATTER

Explore the mysterious substance that makes up about 90% of the mass of every galaxy in the universe, called dark matter, in this engaging 30-minute video featuring Dr. Damian Pope.This kit includes the DVD resource, and an accompanying teacher's guide with worksheets and activities. Suitable for grades 11 and 12.

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THE PHYSICS OF INNOVATION

Where does technology come from? Virtually all of the technology we enjoy today is powered by the four key scientific concepts of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, and general relativity. Enjoy this inspirational video featuring Dr. Richard Epp, Manager of Scientific Outreach. This kit includes the DVD resource, and an accompanying teacher's guide with worksheets and activities. Suitable for grades 9 through 12.

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REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE

Join Alice and Bob as they ask simple questions about our world that lead to three of the most profound revolutions in science: general relativity, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. Suitable for grades 9 through 12.  

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