In an advanced or AP Physics course, classroom time is a precious commodity. That's why PASCO's Advanced Physics lab manual provides accurate data collection and analysis, editable labs that can be seamlessly integrated into your individual curriculum and continual assessment to ensure that students are engaged and critically thinking throughout the activity.
31 College Board curriculum and AP® Physics exam inspired activities, in two inquiry based formats and one traditional lab format. All are editable to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures. All labs are also accompanied by a compete teacher's guide indicating the national science standards and College Board AP® Physics curriculum and exam correlations.
Use a freefall adapter to calculate the acceleration of gravity and then graphically derive a linear relationship.
Compare the terminal velocities for various falling objects to show a relationship between the force of air drag and velocity of the falling object.
Use a rotary motion sensor to implement a simple Atwood's machine and determine the earth's gravitational acceleration.
Use a force sensor to examine the relationship between force and speed for an object in circular motion.
Use a force sensor and a motion sensor to determine the coefficients of friction between an object pulled across a surface and the surface itself.
Use a photogate to measure the velocity of a cart as it passes along a flat track section from different starting positions. Then compare the cart’s initial potential energy to its kinetic energy.
Use a motion sensor to determine the position, velocity, acceleration, and time for a variety of motion types including constant velocity and constant acceleration in order to graphically determine their relationships.
Use a force sensor and two springs to determine both Hooke's law and the spring constant of each spring.
Use a motion sensor to determine position, velocity, and time for an object with constant acceleration and derive mathematical relationships between them.
Use a balance and meter stick to determine the relationship between the mass and radius of disks of different radii and calculate the uncertainty associated with the measured values.
Use a force sensor and a motion sensor to determine how the momentum and impulse associated with a collision are mathematically related.
Use a force sensor to find the spring constant for an ideal spring, and then investigate how changing mass affects the period of oscillation for the mass and spring system.
Use a photogate to determine the initial velocity and then use this data plus initial height to predict the range of a projectile.
Use a rotary motion sensor to investigate factors that define and affect spinning objects.
Use a photogate and pendulum to determine earth's gravitational acceleration.
Use a force sensor to measure the weight and gauge pressure on a metal cylinder in water as it is slowly submerged.
Use an absolute pressure sensor to observe changes in pressures and volumes of gases as they apply to Boyle’s law.
Use a rotary motion sensor and a temperature sensor to determine the coefficients of linear expansion for 3 different materials.
Use tuning forks and a plastic pipe to determine an experimental value for the speed of sound in air.
Use a basic optics kit to determine the unknown focal length of a converging lens (spherical).
Use a basic optics kit to determine the index of refraction of a D-shaped acrylic lens.
Use a high sensitivity light sensor and a rotary motion sensor to determine the spacing between two slits on a slide with two very small closely spaced parallel slits.
Use a voltage-current sensor to determine equipotential lines and electric field lines for various electrode shapes.
Use a magnetic field sensor measure the magnetic field strength of two coils with different radii and number of coil windings as the current flowing through the coils is varied and measured using a voltage current sensor.
Use a voltage-current sensor to determine how voltage, current, and resistance interact in series and parallel circuits.
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