# 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

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

• Self Quiz
• Start write up

# Newton’s 2nd Law Lab: Constant Applied Force

Before Class Preparation:

• Complete Pre-Lab
• Read the procedure and print (or make a copy of) this handout:
• Review:
• Create a proper data table to record data
• (5 trials for 5 data points)

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:

• 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:

# Linearizing Data (Theory)

Before Class Preparation:

• BYOD for Pear Deck

In Class Activity:

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)
• 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
• 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