Lab: Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Before Class Preparation:

  • Go to the Google Classroom and complete the pre-lab questions:
    • Research Question
    • Identify variables
    • Brief theory behind your question and derivation of the equation that fits your research question
    • Linearization prediction
  • Everyone in your group must submit the Pre-Lab Form in order to proceed with data collection on Lab Day
  • Read Sparkvue review

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

  • Self Quiz
  • Start write up

Newton’s 2nd Law Lab: Constant Applied Force

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Newton’s 2nd law: Constant applied force
    • Data to be collected individually
  • Students could also be linearizing the simulation submission from the previous week

After Class Work:

  • In the Google Classroom:
    • Create an appropriate data table with Google sheets
    • Linearize the data
    • Create an appropriate scatter plot and add a trend line
    • Calculate the slope of the trend line
  • Braingenie

Linearizing Data (Exercise)

Before Class Preparation:

  • BYOD laptop or sign out a Chromebook
  • Make sure you have a completed & organized data table for tennis ball freefall in Google Classroom
    • Ask for sample RAW data from me if you were away on lab day

In Class Activity:

  • Spreadsheet Activity: “Linearization of Data Exercise”
  • Linearize and graph freefall data

After Class Practice:

Kinematics Lab: Freefall

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Free fall of a dropped ball: start data collection

After Class Work:

  • Submit an appropriate data table with Google sheets in the Google Classroom
  • CK12: Acceleration Due to Gravity

Intro to Physics Experiments: Waves

Before Class Preparation:

  • Edpuzzle: Accuracy Versus Precision
  • BYOD Laptop or chromebook if you can
  • Organize the given data in a Google Sheets (Assignment in Google Classroom)
  • Read this document about instrumental error & uncertainties
  • Video: Uncertainty of a measured number

In Class Activity:

  • Lesson: Averaging raw data and its uncertainties
  • Complete Air Column Resonance Raw Data Table in Google Classroom

After Class Work:

Resonance in an air column

Before Class Preparation:

  • Read this overview of Resonance in an Air Column
  • Answer Pre-Lab Questions in Google Classroom (due before class)
  • What is the distance between different parts of a standing wave (nodes, anti-node) in terms of wavelength?
  • Read this handout: Air Column Resonance
    • Print if possible
    • Identify the variables on the handout
    • We’ll be working with water, so computers may not be the best idea
  • Download frequency apps:

In Class Activity:

  • What is the goal in a science experiment?
  • Resonance of standing waves
  • Resonance in an air column
  • Verifying the speed of sound in air
  • Record your results here

After Class Work: