Physics Lab Experiments

The Carleton University Physics department invites high school classes to visit our undergraduate physics labs and perform actual physics experiments designed specially for 11th and 12th grade students. Tours of our faculty's research labs can also be arranged upon request.

Visits can be scheduled in December, the last half of April and any time in May. Please contact lab_visitatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca regarding availability and to schedule your visit with us today !

The following experiments are available to be performed by your students:

Experiment No. of Setups Available

Max. # of Students per setup

Info Worksheet
e/m of Electron


Atwood's Machine 15 2 PDF PDF

Emission Spectra





Magnetic Balance






Interactive Video Lectures

Teachers are invited to arrange for interactive video lectures from Carleton Physics faculty via the Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) videoconferencing initiative. The following lectures have been given in the past:

Prof. Paul Johns, "X Rays"

Prof. Tong Xu, "Targeting Tumour: The precise delivery of radiation therapy for cancer treatment" or "X-ray, MRI, and Radiation therapy"

Prof. Rowan Thomson, "Superstring theory" or "Physics of radiation therapy"

Please feel free to contact us to inquire about other topics.

*Let's Talk Science at Carleton* 

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your students in science?  Have a Let's Talk Science volunteer do a hands-on activity with your class!

Let's Talk Science is a national program dedicated to encouraging scientific knowledge and curiosity in children and teens.  Our graduate student volunteers perform science activities and demonstrations in classrooms, participate in community events, and travel to remote areas for outreach.  We work with over 270 educators in the Ottawa region, and best of all, our program is free!  For more information, please contact Katy Hartling, our educator coordinator, at educators [dot] ltsatgmail [dot] com .  You can aslo visit our website at and find us on Facebook under 'Let's Talk Science in Ottawa'.   

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