Nuffield Physics: Guide to Apparatus

Nuffield Physics placed great emphasis on practical work by students. The projects devised many new approaches to practical work and introduced a wide range of new apparatus to schools. To help teachers, technicians and suppliers, the project published a detailed guide to all the apparatus needed for the course. The guide included comments on various important topics related to apparatus and equipment.


  • Introduction
  • Some general principles on apparatus
  • Section A: Details of apparatus required for the
  • Section B: Nuffield Apparatus kits with apparatus illustrations
  • Section C: Comments and recommendations – including apparatus construction sheets
  • Section D: List of Apparatus

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