Advanced PlacementCollegeHigh School / Physics

Hydrostatic Pressure

In this lab, students use a low-pressure sensor to measure the static pressure at different depths in a column of water and use their data to determine the mathematical relationship between static pressure and depth in a fluid.


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01_AP2_Hydrostatic_Pressure_S.docx 205.22 KB
01_AP2_Hydrostatic_Pressure_S.pdf 459.18 KB
01_Hydrostatic_Pressure_013-14878A-SV.spk2 6.25 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
B.3 3.C.4.1; 3.C.4.2

Featured Equipment

PASPORT Barometer/Low Pressure Sensor

This sensor measures atmospheric pressure changes and doubles as a low pressure sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

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Source: Lab #01

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Hydrostatic Pressure