High School / Physics

Impulse and Change in Velocity

Students collide a cart into a spring bumper attached to a force sensor, while simultaneously measuring the velocity of the cart before, during,...

Source: Physics Lab Station Investigations

High School / Physical SciencePhysics

Designing and Testing Crash Cushions

Students measure the acceleration of a cart as it collides with a solid barrier and a simple crash cushion. Students use their data and Newton's...

Source: Physics Lab Station Investigations

Advanced Placement / Chemistry

Distance Learning Lab: Kinetics of Crystal Violet Fading (Colorimeter)

Students will investigate the kinetics of crystal violet fading in the presence of sodium hydroxide using a PASCO Wireless Colorimeter.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Energy Dynamics

Students use EcoChamber containers and a carbon dioxide gas sensor to estimate energy flow and carbon cycling within a variety of detritus-based...

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry

Advanced Placement / Biology

Plant Pigments

Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture...

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry

Advanced Placement / Biology

Transpiration

Students use a pressure sensor and a weather sensor to investigate the rate of transpiration in plants under normal and humid conditions.

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry

Advanced Placement / Physics

Spherical Mirror Reflection

Students use an optics light source, optics track, and half screen to measure the image and object distances associated with the real image formed...

Source: Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Advanced Placement / Physics

Snell's Law

Students use an optics ray table to measure the incident and refraction angles of a light ray traveling from air into a material with unknown...

Source: Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Advanced Placement / Biology

Photosynthesis

Students use a carbon dioxide gas sensor to test the effect of the color of light on the rate of photosynthesis.

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry

Advanced Placement / Physics

Boyle's Law

Students use a pressure sensor and a syringe to determine the inverse proportionality between the pressure and volume of an enclosed gas.

Source: Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

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