PHYSICS LABS/INVESTIGATIONS  SEMESTER ONE

 

CONCEPT

LAB

MATERIALS

Preconceptions

Tricycle

string, tricycle

Observation/Physical Properties

Matter Investigation

boxes of stuff: magnet, compass, wire, toys, etc..

Observation

Gyro Investigation

gyroscopes, tops

Scales of Measurement

Stump the Teacher

 

misc.

Experimentation/

Speed

“Moving On Down”

ramps, cars, CBLS, motion detectors, stopwatches, meas tape, meter sticks, surfaces, lubricants

Graphing Motion

Graphing Motion

CBLS, motion detectors

Motion

Science Sleuths Day At Races

videodisc

Acceleration

Interactive Physics

Acceleration

laptops

Kinematics

Rolling Ramp

ramps, balls, meter sticks, stopwatches, tape, stand

Gravity

G Lab

balls, books, motion detectors, photogates, CBLS, laptops, calculators, weight

Motion/acceleration

Yellow Light Project

laptops, stopwatches, tape, cars (real)

Science in Society

Traffic Study

laptops

 

 

 

CONCEPT

LAB

MATERIALS

Relative Motion

Relative Motion Interactive Physics

laptops,

Vectors

Vector Lab: Mapping, Riverboat, Race

compasses, large paper, tractors, stopwatches, meas tape, meter sticks, protractors, stand

Projectile Motion

Projectile (Ball on Table Target)

curved ramps, balls, meter sticks, cup, tape, weight, ringstand

Projectile Motion

Firing Squad

nl II demo, cannons, catapults, toy guns, protractors, tape, meter sticks

Forces

Newton’s Laws Investigation

carts, halls carriages, pulley ramps, elastics, cup, coin, card, weight, string

Air Resistance

Terminal Velocity Interactive Physics

laptops

Air Resistance

Terminal Velocity

Filters/Balloons

motion detector, cbl, accelerometer, filters, sand, balloon, weight

Forces/Friction

Friction Lab

ramps, scales, surfaces, bricks, protractors, cbl, force detectors, lubricant, blocks, weights

Forces/Acceleration

Science Sleuths Traffic Accident

videodisc

Forces/Motion

Midterm Lab

filters, stopwatch, tapeair

Momentum

Collisions Lab

airtrack, air table, pool table, puck, force detect, motion detect, cbl, tape

 

        

Basic Measuring/Lab Equipment:

      Meter Sticks, Metric Measuring Tape, Rulers, Protractors, Drawing Compasses, Graphing Calculators, Calipers, Compasses, Scissors, graph paper, Index Cards, Clipboards, Scotch Tape, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Stopwatches, Weight Sets, Electronic Balances (4kg accurate to .1 g), Hot Plates/Steam Generators, Scales, Ring Stands, Clamps, String, Clay, Lab Pros with: Motion Detectors, Accelerometers, Force Sensors, Microphones, Voltage/Amp Probes, Pressure Sensors, Light Sensors, Temp Probes, tool kits, knives.

   
PHYSICS LABS/INVESTIGATIONS SEMESTER TWO

CONCEPT

LAB

MATERIALS

Energy

Transformation of Energy Lab

penguin race, radiometer, toys in space, radio, vandergraaf, static wheel.

Work

Work Investigation

weights, carts, ramps

Work/Advantage

Simple Machines Lab

pulleys, scales, weight, ramps, sticks, stands, levers, gears, axles, wheels, ruler

Machines

Science Sleuths Moving Monument

videodisc

Energy

Energy Lab (Ball)

balls, hot/cold water, elastics, poppers, ice, meter sticks, motion detector, cbl

Elastic

Energy Lab/Elasticity

elastic springs, balls, stands, meter sticks

Energy(Mechanical, Heat, Electrical, Light, Fuel, Bio)

Energy in A Week Project

internet

Heat/Energy

Energy In A Shower Project

hot water, shower

Energy/Machines

Rube Goldberg Competition

rube Goldberg devices, misc equip (mousetrap)

Energy Transformations

Energy In Automobiles

automobile demo

Electromagnetism

Compass Investigation

wire, magnet, batteries, compass

Electricity

Circuits Lab

wire, magnet, batteries, electric car kit, voltage meter, circuit kit, resistors, electric kit

Heat

Heat Investigation

metal objects, hot/cold water

Specific Heat/Phase Changes

Specific Heat Lab

metal shot, calorimeter, metal objects, ice , thermometer, cbl, temp probe, stopwatch, Styrofoam.

Energy

Science Sleuths Energy Mystery House

videodisc

Heat/Cooling

Newton’s Law of Cooling Lab

surfaces, cups, covers, hot/cold water, coffee, cocoa

 

 

 

CONCEPT

LAB

MATERIALS

Pressure

Pascal’s investigation

Pascal law kit, syringes, buoyancy kits, weights, scales, cbl, pressure sensor

Bernoulli’s Principle

Paper Airplane Lab

wind tunnel, paper, stopwatch, tape, balsa wood

Simple Harmonic Oscillators/Hooke’s Law

SHO Lab (pendulum/spring)

weights, pendulum clamp, springs, slinkies, motion detector, cbl, meter stick, stopwatch, string

Waves/Circles

Interactive Physics Periodic Motion

laptops

Wave Motion

Slinky Lab

slinkies/springs, tape, meter sticks, stopwatch

Wave Motion

Ripple Tank Lab

lights, ripple tanks, laptops, metersticks, water, overhead projector

Circular Motion

Circular Motion investigation

string, washers, straws, tape, stopwatches

Forces/Circular Motion/SHO/Energy

Amusement Park Lab

vertical/horizontal accelerometers, springs, stopwatches, bags

Sound Waves

Tuning Fork Investigation

tuning forks, washers, cups, string, sound tubes

Sound/Harmonics

Resonance Lab

1L cylinders, glass/metal/PVC tubes, tuning forks, metersticks, tape, water, sound detectors, CBLS

Sound/White Noise

Science Sleuths Noises In School

videodiscs

Sound/Music

Music Lab

keyboard, oscilloscope, music instruments

Color

Light Color Investigation

color kits, filters, diffraction gratings, polarized lenses,

Light Brightness

Light Bright Lab

lights, light sensors, cbls

Spectrum

Light Spectrum Lab

light bulbs, spectroscopes

Spectrum

Science Sleuths Fogged Filters

video disc

Refraction/Reflection

Mirror/Lenses Lab

mirror kits, lenses kits, meter sticks, lens holders, candles, light sensors, cbls

Diffraction/Interference

Laser Lab

lasers, gratings, holders meter sticks