# Kinematics Lab: Freefall

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

• Free fall of a dropped ball: start data collection

After Class Work:

# Intro to Physics Experiments: Waves

Before Class Preparation:

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 are not a good 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 or scan the QR code:

After Class Work:

# Lab Exam (Culminating)

### Before Class Preparation:

• Review pre-labs from the semester

### In Class Work:

20 minute quiz: Investigation Skills

Can you:

• Identify independent/dependent/relevant control variables based on an experiment/equation
• Identify correct units for all variables
• Create a research question based on variables
• Linearize a graph based on given equation
• Use algebra to explain the linearization
• Predict what the expected slope of a graph should be
• Identify the correct unit for the expected slope

### After quiz:

• Collect data from the experiment for your final report

### After Class Work:

• Start organizing data from class and complete full lab report

# Double Slit Interference

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

• Quantitatively describing double-slit interference intensity patterns
• Qualitatively describing the diffraction pattern formed when plane waves are incident normally on a single-slit

After Class Work:

# Simulation Lab: E & B field Applications

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

• Use simulations to investigate applications of E & B fields in the Google Classroom

After Class Work:

• More videos on applications:

# 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
• Check out Who’s got the Power? Activity

In Class Activity:

After Class Work:

• Braingenie
• Daily journal for Physics blog

# Simulation Lab: Millikan Oil Drop

Before Class Preparation:

• BYOD Laptop or use chromebook provided
• Video:

In Class Activity:

• Use simulations to investigate Millikan’s oil drop experiment in Google Classroom

After Class Work:

# Simulation Lab: Universal Law of Gravitation

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

• Use this simulation to investigate the Universal Law of Gravitation
• Design your own experiment and collect data
• Use data and graph to determine the universal gravitation constant, G

After Class Work:

# 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