Essential Physics Teacher Lab Manual

The following list of lab activities are from PASCO's Essential Physics Teacher Lab Manual and are designed for use with the Essential Physics Comprehensive Equipment Kit. You may preview and download individual student handouts or the complete Student Lab Manual. Teacher resource files, including answer keys, can be accessed by signing in to or creating a PASCO account.

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00 Essential Physics Student Lab Manual (complete)
01A Graphs of Motion
03B Motion Graphs
04A Acceleration on a Ramp
04B A Model for Accelerated Motion
05A Newton’s Second Law
05B Hooke’s Law
05C Static and Kinetic Friction
06B Projectile Motion
06C Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
08A Force and Equilibrium
09A Work and the Force Versus Distance Graph
10A Inclined Plane and the Conservation of Energy
10B Work and Energy
10C Springs and the Conservation of Energy
10D Work Done by Friction
11DC Crash Barrier
11A Conservation of Momentum
11B Inelastic Collisions
11C Elastic Collisions
12A Levers
12B Pulleys
12C Ramps and Inclined Planes
12D Gear Ratios
12E Designing Gear Machines
12F Torque
12G Mechanical Advantage of Gears
14A Oscillators
14C Resonance
15A Waves
15C Interference
16D Resonance and Sound
16DC Design a Musical Instrument
17A Electricity and Circuits
17B Voltage and Batteries
17DC Design a Lemon Battery
17C Resistors and Ohm’s Law
17D Series and Parallel Resistances
17E Electrical Power
17F Compound Circuits
20A Magnification of mirrors and lenses
20B Reflection in a Plane Mirror
21A Refraction of Light
21B Creating Real and Virtual Images with Lenses
21C Image Formation for a Convex Lens
21D Build a Microscope and a Telescope
26B Phosphorescence

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