Equipment for a Modeling Physics classroom

Below is a list of equipment and approximate cost (Fall '97) compiled by a Modeling teacher who started up a physics stockroom from scratch. Not all of these items are needed, nor should you feel that you must purchase items from the vendors on this list. Perfectly adequate alternatives are available that cost considerably less. Nevertheless, this list may serve as a reference for your plans for renovating your physics lab.

Sem Description Vendor Part # Quantity Unit Price Total Price
1 Computer - Student     8 1500 12000
1 Computer - Teacher     1 2500 2500
1 Video Projector Proxima   1 4500 4500
1 Laser Printer     1 1200 1200
1 ULI II Interface Vernier   9 300 2700
1 Motion Detector Vernier   9 65 585
1 Photogates (Pair) Vernier   9 80 720
1 Dual-range Force Sensor Vernier   9 100 900
1 Microsoft Office Microsoft   1+8 200/50 600
1 Graphical Analysis Vernier   1 50 50
1 Data Collection Software    Vernier   1 49 49
1 or, Logger Pro Vernier   1 59 59
1 Conceptual Kinematics PAS   10-pack xx 350
1 Graphs and Tracks PAS   10-pack xx 350
1 World In Motion     9 45 450
1 Interactive Physics Knowl Rev   10-pack xx 700
1 Dynamics System Pasco ME-9429A 9 325 2925
1 2.2 m Dyn Track Pasco ME-9458 1 289 289
1 Air Track Pasco SF-9214 2 520 1040
1 Air Track Blower Pasco SF-9216 2 315 630
1 Tbl Projectile Launch Pasco ME-6825 8 130 1040
1 Proj Launcher Pasco ME-6801 1 295 295
1 Stopwatches Radio Shack   9 25 225
1 Pendulum Clamp Pasco SE-9443 2 17 34
1 Univ. Table Clamp Pasco ME-9376B 8 36 288
1 Multi Clamp Pasco SE-9442 9 16 144
1 Battery Vehicles Kipp Bros   1 doz xx 45
1 Spring Scales Pasco SE-8715 16 20 320
1 Electronic Balances     3 200 600
1 White Boards     10 2 20
1 Dry Erase Markers     80 1 80
1 Springs     20 5 100
1 Drilled Mass Set Pasco ME-9348 10 54 540
1 Hooked Mass Set Pasco SE-8705 10 65 650
1 Metric Meas Tape Pasco SE-8712A 2 28 56
1 ind metric tape     9 10 90
1 metal spheres     9 2 18
1 Plumb Bobs Pasco SE-8728 1 38 38
             
  1st Sem. Total         $37,180

Sem Description Vendor Part # Quantity Unit Price Total Price
2 Temperature Probe Vernier   9 25 225
2 Microphone Vernier   9 30 270
2 Light Sensor Vernier   9 40 360
2 Wave Driver Pasco WA-9753 2 117 234
2 Longitud. Spring Pasco WA-9401 2 13 26
2 Spring set Frey   10 10 100
2 Stud. Function Gen. Pasco PI-9598 2 475 950
2 tuning forks Cenco   10 7 70
2 Speakers Radio Shack   9 10 90
2 Optics System Pasco OS-8500 9 545 4905
2 Glass Prism Pasco SE-9022 8 17 136
2 Laser Pasco SE-9367 2 286 572
2 mini-maglites local   8 10 80
2 CASTLE Kits Pasco EM-8624A 9 64 576
2 CASTLE Manual Pasco EM-8625B 2 46 92
2 Genecon Pasco SE-8645 9 43 387
2 Silver Capacitor Pasco EM-8655 9 25 225
2 #14 Spare Bulbs Pasco EM-8627 4 16 64
2 #48 Spare Bulbs Pasco EM-8628 4 25 100
2 DC Power Supply Pasco SF-9582 8 207 1656
2 Multimeter Pasco SE-9589 8 60 480
2 Assorted Resistors Radio Shack   40 1 40
2 Rechargeable Batteries Radio Shack   30 3 90
2 Battery charger Radio Shack   2 30 60
             
  2nd Sem. Total         $11,728
             
Total Start-up Cost for
Physics Lab
        $48,928

Last Updated on 2/22/99
By Larry Dukerich