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### Physics 1 Labs

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.

## Link to Lab Requirements (Dolores' Site)

### P1 Lab 1. Uncertainty Measurements

Determine the uncertainty of the measurement of the speed of sound.

### P1 Lab 2. Meeting Point

Go to Dolores' page

-2 CV cars, measuring tapes

### P1 Lab 3. Is it constant acceleration?

Go to Dolores' page

### P1 Lab 6. Explosions - Mass of an unknown.

Given: two lab carts, one with a spring plunger; an object of unknown mass; LabPro; track; two force sensors.

Determine: the unknown mass.

### P1 Lab 7. Uniform Circular Motion.

Use the Flinn or Pasco kit to investigate the relationship b/w velocity and F_c; velocity and mass; velocity and radius

 Flinn's Centripetal Force Activity kit

### P1 Lab 8. Testing Investigation: Coefficient of kinetic friction.

Go to Dolores' page

### P1 Lab 9. Popper

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.

### P1 Lab 10. Rolls in sync.

Go to Dolores' page

### P1 Lab 11. Testing Investigation: Rotational Motion.

Go to Dolores' page

### P1 Lab 12. Conservation of Angular momentum

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.

### P1 Lab 13.Torque and Balancing.

Use the hangers, string, and tape to construct a mobile. Draw a scaled diagram showing why the mobile balances.

### P1 Lab 15. Electric Force

Given: Xmas ornaments, PVC, stand, balance, electrophorus, ruler

#### Task 1: Find the relationship between separation and electric force.

Suggested Method:
· 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!

#### Task 2: Find the relationship between charge and electric force.

Suggested Method:
· 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.

If it's too humid, you can analyze the LivePhoto video to accomplish Task 1.

### P1 Lab 16. Testing Investigation: Ohm's Law

Dolores' Is it ohmic?

### P1 Lab 17. Flying Pigs

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