# Physics C Labs

2024 C  Mechanics links to CM Labs

## 2024 C Electricity and Magnetism links to CE Labs

For Uark Participants: UArk University Physics 1 Lab Manual; University Physics 2 Lab Manual

## Important Notes

A Paradigm lab is a guided inquiry lab (from Modeling) that introduces a topic and/or relationship. The paradigm is a useful example that students can think of when recalling how the objects in this topic of physics behave. A practicum is a real-world challenge, where students collaborate to solve a physics problem by investigating an apparatus.

There are lots of other versions of these labs out there if you Google the right terms.

This is a website FOR TEACHERS! Some of these links lead to very "Cookbook"-style labs. I am NOT ADVOCATING Cookbook labs for students. I am pointing you to resources that can help you plan your own labs. Sometimes teachers need the cookbook instructions to get started. I am also not saying you should do all of these. These are just some labs you could consider.

## Mechanics

Unit 1: Kinematics

### Constant Velocity cart or Bowling Ball Across the floor. (Paradigm)

Meeting Point (Practicum)

(too easy for C students unless done very early in the course, a bit harder if you use a ramp and have it run into a CV cart from behind or in front)

Practicum: Hit the target with projectile shooter.

### Unit 2: Forces

Half-Atwood's Lab (Half-Atwood's Video) OR Atwood's Machine (Paradigm)

Simple NSL Lab

Sliding Friction

Virtual lab (but you can do it for real like this, or with spring scales)

### Topic 2.2 Uniform Circular Motion

Paradigm: Vernier Centripetal Force Apparatus OR Pasco Centripetal Force Apparatus OR Discover Centripetal Force Kit (you can make your own, of course)

Practicum: Flying Pig Lab

### Unit 3: Work, Energy, and Power

Energy Dissipation Lab

### Unit 4: Systems of Particles and Linear Momentum

Pasco Momentum and Impulse for Walton HS

Impulse to stop a falling chain requires calculus

Practicum: Unknown mass

Increasing Mass System requires calculus

### Unit 5: Rotation

Video Analysis spinning wheel with constant velocity and accelerated by a torque (video analysis labs)

### Rotational Energy

Paradigm: Hoop and Disk Set AND discussion of the lab

(roll down ramp, find speed discrepancy with object sliding same distance)

### Unit 6: Oscillation

Mass on a spring

Simple pendulum (Also a great first day lab! Not kidding)

Physical pendulum

Flying Pig

Unit 7: Gravitation

(no current labs, how do you do a gravity lab?)

## Electricity and Magnetism

### Unit 1: Electrostatics

Sticky Tape

Electroscope and Electrophorus

Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics

Mapping Electric Potential

### Unit 3: Electric Circuits

Circuit Puzzles

Internal Resistance

RC Circuits