Advanced Placement / Physics

Newton's Second Law

In this lab, students use a motion sensor to determine the relationship between a system’s mass, acceleration, and the net force being applied to the system.


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02_Newtons_Second_Law_013-14556A-SV.spk2 13.07 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.2 3.B.1.1; 2; 3; 3.B.2.1

Featured Equipment

Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Standard Equipment Kit: Essential Physics

Designed for use with the investigations in Essential Physics 3rd Edition, this kit includes the Forces and Motion Kit and Modular Circuits Kit.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #02

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Newton's Second Law