• Experiments

MECHANICS
The following experiments can be performed as a reinforcement for the material being taught in class.
They may also be used as make up experiments for students who are absent on lab day.

Constant Velocity
Buggy/Buggy collision: Two vehicles headed toward one another, both traveling at different constant speeds.

Constant Acceleration
Buggy/Fancart collision: Two vehicles heading toward one another, one is traveling at a constant velocity and one is traveling with a constant acceleration.

Projectile Motion
Marble Launcher: A marble launcher is fired and a target location, as well as a ring, will be are to be determined so the marble will go through the ring on its way to landing in the target box.

Net Force - Determine the relationship between net force and acceleration as well as net force and mass.

Worksheet: Net Force

Atwood machine - Determine the unknown mass of the system (in the video) using the video and corresponding worksheet.

Video: System-unknown mass
Worksheet: Unknown Mass

Uniform Circular Motion - Determine the relationship between Force and Speed using the simulation of a mass spinning in a circle

Worksheet: UCM simulation

Spring Lab: Determine the relationship between the force applied to a spring and the displacment of the spring.

Worksheet: Spring Lab

Torque:  Determine the unknown mass of the meter stick

Worksheet:  Torque Accuracy Lab

Simple Pendulum lab:  Determine how the length of the string, the pendulum mass, and the height of release (amplitude) affect the period of the pendulum.

Worksheet: Simple Pendulum Lab

ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

Ohm's Law lab (relationship between voltage and current:

Worksheet: Ohms Law

Electric Potential -  This activity simulation different potenials created from different configurations of charge

Worksheet: Potential

Magnetic field in a slinky:  This make up lab is used to simulate the magnetic field in the center of the soleniod

Worksheet: B field lab make up