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.
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.