Comprehensive Physics Investigations - EP-6326

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Overview

This student-consumable Comprehensive Physics Investigations manual includes 46 labs to cover a full year of introductory physics.

Created by physics teachers, these investigations are ideal to supplement your choice of textbook for an algebra-based physics course. They are also tightly integrated with our innovative software, sensors, and equipment.

Best of all, digital access to these Online Teacher Resources is included with the purchase of the lab manual:

  • Editable Word and printable PDF versions of the lab instructions
  • Student worksheets (blackline masters) in Word and PDF formats
  • Answer keys in Word and PDF formats

Experiments

There are 46 labs and activities covering a full year of physics topics. The activities have been designed around PASCO sensors and equipment. The Comprehensive Equipment Kit provides what is needed to perform all 46 labs. Or you can purchase individual kits that allow you to pick and choose which units (Mechanics, Torque & Simple Machines, Oscillations, Waves & Sound, Electromagetism, and Light, Color, & Optics) you would like to cover.

The full list of investigations:

Lab Title
Forces & Machines Kit
Simple Machines Engineering Kit
Oscillations, Waves, & Sound Kit
Modular Circuits for Essential Physics
Light, Color, & Optics Kit
Comprehensive Equipment Kit
1 Graphs of motion        
2 Motion graphs        
3 Acceleration on a ramp        
4 A model for accelerated motion        
5 Newton’s second law        
6 Hooke’s law        
7 Static and kinetic friction        
8 Projectile motion        
9 Acceleration on an inclined plane        
10 Static equilibrium        
11 Work and the force versus distance graph        
12 Inclined plane and the conservation of energy        
13 Work and energy        
14 Springs and the conservation of energy        
15 Work done by friction        
16 Crash barrier        
17 Conservation of momentum        
18 Inelastic collisions        
19 Elastic collisions        
20 Levers        
21 Pulleys        
22 Ramps and inclined planes        
23 Gear ratios        
24 Designing gear machines        
25 Torque        
26 Mechanical advantage of gears        
27 Oscillators        
28 Resonance        
29 Waves        
30 Interference        
31 Resonance and sound        
32 Design a musical instrument        
33 Electricity and circuits        
34 Voltage and batteries        
35 Design a lemon battery        
36 Resistors and Ohm’s law        
37 Series and parallel resistances        
38 Electrical power        
39 Compound circuits        
40 Magnification of mirrors and lenses        
41 Reflection in a plane mirror        
42 Refraction of light        
43 Creating real and virtual images with lenses        
44 Image formation for a convex lens        
45 Build a microscope and a telescope        
46 Phosphorescence        

 

Buying Guide

2784803
EP-6490
Essential Physics Comprehensive Equipment Kit
1
2784904
EP-3576
Forces and Motion Kit
1
2784639
EP-3577
Simple Machines Engineering Kit
1
2784495
EM-3536
Modular Circuits for Essential Physics
1
2784640
EP-3558
Light, Color, and Optics Kit
1
2784641
EP-3578
Oscillations, Waves, and Sound Kit
1
Required - One of the following

The Comprehensive Physics Equipment Kit contains all the PASCO equipment needed to perform all 44 activities in this manual. Alternately, you can purchase individual kits for the units you want to cover

Essential Physics Comprehensive Equipment Kit   EP-6490
Forces and Motion Kit   EP-3576
Simple Machines Engineering Kit   EP-3577
Modular Circuits for Essential Physics   EM-3536
Light, Color, and Optics Kit   EP-3558
Oscillations, Waves, and Sound Kit   EP-3578

Software Required

This product requires or recommends SPARKvue software for data collection and analysis.