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Science In Motion

ASIM Physics

Chuck Hanke, Physics Specialist

B.S. in Physics–Auburn University,
B.S. in Secondary Science Education–Auburn University,
B.S. in Computer & Information Science–University of Alabama at Birmingham,
M.A. in Secondary Education–University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Montevallo ASIM Physics program is coordinated by Physics Specialist Chuck Hanke. The program provides in-depth professional development, a highly qualified specialist, and high-tech, state-of-the-art lab equipment for teaching Physics through inquiry. When equipment is brought into a laboratory by this program, an entire class set is provided so that all students can participate in lab activities simultaneously. Equipment available to teachers and students through this program includes:

  • Cart and track systems
  • Force Tables
  • Centripetal force set
  • Projectile Launchers
  • Harmonic springs
  • Electronic, digital top loading balances
  • Radiation Cans
  • Digital hot plates
  • Density sets
  • Vernier calipers
  • Lab jacks
  • Optical benches with lenses, mirrors, filters, photometers and light sources
  • Diffraction glasses
  • Spectral tube powered mounts
  • Spectral tubes
  • Quantitative analysis spectroscopes
  • LED lasers
  • Magnets
  • Electronics Kits
  • Elastic cords
  • Sine wave generators
  • String vibrators
  • Resonance tubes
  • Doppler Rockets
  • Tuning forks
  • Van de Graaff generator
  • Digital Multimeters
  • Xplorer GLX interfaces
  • Laptop computers with interfaces
  • Printers
  • Photogate probes
  • Force probes
  • Motion sensors
  • Temperature probes
  • Voltage probes
  • Smart pulleys
  • Photogate pendulum set
  • Picket fences

Over 30 laboratory activities utilizing this equipment can be delivered to your school ready to use.  All materials are prepared for you.  Some of the more popular lab activities provided are:

  • Round things measurement
  • Match the graph
  • Linear motion
  • Non linear motion
  • Projectile studies
  • Simple pendulum
  • Newton’s Second Law push and pull
  • Newton’s Second Law constant system mass
  • Newton’s Second Law constant accelerating force
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Buoyancy sink or swim
  • Static electricity
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Force vectors
  • Sounds
  • Doppler effect
  • Thermal Radiation
  • Resonance
  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Diffraction
  • Polarization
  • Color composition of light
  • Central force and Rotational motion
  • Resisting Circuits
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Current
  • Voltage
  • Waves

For a more extensive list of available laboratory activities and equipment as well as access to the Physics Specialist’s contact information and calendar, please CLICK HERE to visit the state web page for the ASIM-UM site.