Modified Atwood's Machine Newton's Second Law Lab
Rotation Labs with the Rotary Motion Sensor and Accessory Kit (these were used with AP Physics C but could be modified to use with AP1)
Note: Scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom for additional documents: my suggested Essential Labs for AP Physics 1, Graphing Calculator instructions.
P1 Lab 0. Ball bounce Lab
Determine the uncertainty of the measurement of the speed of sound.
-2 CV cars, measuring tapes
Given: two lab carts, one with a spring plunger; an object of unknown mass; LabPro; track; two force sensors.
Determine: the unknown mass.
Use the Flinn or Pasco kit to investigate the relationship b/w velocity and F_c; velocity and mass; velocity and radius
Investigate the claim: "The rebound height of the popper depends on the drop height."
Secondary task: Determine how much energy is stored in the popper.
Produce data and representations.
Try using the Pasco equipment to show Conservation of Angular Momentum.
-suggestion drop the hoop on the already rotating disk. Use the Rotary Motion Sensor.
Given: Xmas ornaments, PVC, stand, balance, electrophorus, ruler
· Suspend one spherical shell with an insulated stand (acrylic rod or PVC pipe works).
· Place the other on an insulating surface on a balance with centigram or better readability.
· Tare the balance (not a critical step, you can adjust this).
· Charge both shells with an aluminum pie plate electrophorus (first charge the electrophorus and charge one sphere, then recharge the electrophorus and charge the second sphere).
· Quickly record the center-to-center distances between the spheres and the corresponding balance readings as you move the spheres closer together.
· Keep the spheres at least 0.08 m apart at all times!
· Suspend the spheres as before. Charge them equally by charging the electrophorus twice and touching it to each sphere. Record the balance measurement.
· Touch a third uncharged sphere to the top sphere. Record the balance measurement. Discharge the third sphere and repeat.
· If there is time, investigate opposing charges on the spheres.
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