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

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

Velocity-Time Graphs

Before Class Preparation:

  • Finish Non-Uniform motion handout (to be handed in)
  • Print this worksheet
    • Complete Part A (Remember these are Velocity-Time Graphs)

In Class Practice:

  • conduct an inquiry into the uniform motion of an object
  • solve problems involving uniform linear motion in one dimension using graphical analysis
    • Using Motion Sensors to investigate v-t graphs
    • PollEV Discussions

After Class Work:

  • Answer questions on Google Classroom
  • Read & take notes on this Powerpoint if you like taking notes

Non-uniform motion (Multiple Days)

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Practice:

  • Complete Non-uniform motion handout
    • PollEV discussion on motion
    • Predict & Explain Demonstration (Cart on a ramp)
    • Collect data from pullback car using Labquest & motion sensor
    • Pg 4 & 5 of handout

After Class Work:

Non-uniform motion (Multiple Days)

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Practice:

  • Day 1:
    • Displacement vs Position vs Distance
    • Non-Uniform Motion Group Work, Parts B) to D)
    • Learning to use Labquest & Motion sensors
    • Predicting shapes of d-t graphs
    • Sketching d-t Graphs
  • Day 2:
    • Complete Non-uniform motion

After Class Work: