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Explore the Xraise Lending Library

The Xraise Lending Library offers educational resources for educators. With over 30 laboratory investigations, it provides instructional material as well as equipment for a variety of topics in physics, biology, chemistry and engineering. Xraise hosts annual workshops to provide training in a variety of these investigations. Once an educator has received training, it has access to borrow that investigation for use in his own classroom, free-of-charge.

This (Double Pendulum lab) is always a great eye-opening lab for the students to learn about chaos theory. Thank you for lending it to my class.

Ruth Wahl, Allegany-Limestone High School

The Lending Library program was developed by the Cornell Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) and its CNS Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT). CIPT organized a steering committee of Cornell scientists and high school teachers to develop a program to upgrade high school teachers’ knowledge and understanding of recent developments in nanophysics. The first workshop for teachers was conducted in March 2002, more than 1700 teachers from across the United States attended CIPT programs until the conclusion of CNS in 2011. In the fall of 2012, Xraise assumed stewardship of the CIPT lending library and continues to offer development workshops for educators and Lending Library equipment for use in classrooms.

Lending Library Resources

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Atomic Force Microscopy

Nanophysics
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Arecibo’s Giant Mirror

Waves
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Phantastic Photon & the LEDs

Quantum Physics
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Water Analogy to Electric Circuit

Electricity and Magnetism
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Diffraction of Light and DNA

Waves
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Discovering Ohm’s Law

Electricity and Magnetism
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Magnetic Force on a Wire with Current

Electricity and Magnetism
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Exploring Wave Phenomena

Waves
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Clearly Colorful Thin Films

e.g. Nanophysics
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Resonance in Transverse Waves

Waves
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Power to the People

Electricity and Magnetism
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Graphing Lab

Other
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Biocircuits

Electricity and Magnetism
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Notebook Circuits

Electricity and Magnetism
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Stunt Car Challenge!

Mechanics
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Physics of Rock Climbing

Mechanics
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Too Cool to Resist!

Electricity and Magnetism
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Cloud Chamber

Particle Physics
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Introduction to Oscilloscopes

Other
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Communicating with Light

Other
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The Nature of Resistance

Electricity and Magnetism
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Snap Crackle Pop!

Electricity and Magnetism
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Double Pendulum

Mechanics
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Physics on a Guitar

Electricity and Magnetism
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Measuring the Speed of Light

Optics
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Photovoltaic Cells

Energy
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Energy Conversion in a Light Bulb

Energy
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Foutan Board

Electricity and Magnetism
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Playing in Newton’s Lab

Mechanics
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SolCycle

Energy

Equipment Lending Library Request Form

You may reserve equipment for a one week period, beginning on a Monday ending on Friday. The kits will be delivered to you so that they arrive before your requested use date. You must ship the equipment to Cornell by the following Monday. Training is required before receiving lab equipment. Only one kit is allowed to be borrowed at a time. There is no charge for borrowing or shipping lab equipment. Questions? Email xraise@cornell.edu.

*To insure future NSF funding to support the Lending Library, we are asking all teachers to provide classroom demographic information. Please provide us with an approximate tally of the number of underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Latino/Hispanic, Native Americans...) and females in all of the classes where Xraise materials will be used.

National Science Foundation

Xraise is supported by the National Science Foundation award DMR-1332208.
CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.