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Labs for AP Physics 1

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 Legend of Symbols Type of Lab Short name Description H hands on student sets up equipment from their lab kit V photo/video student obtains data from provided video and/or photo sources S simulation student obtains data from a simulation O onsite lab must be done onsite at NCSSM

 Week of course Topic area Chapter in Walker Lab ID Title H V S Introduction to Laboratory Work / Kinematics 1,2 Units, measurement, scaling 1 L101 Accuracy and Uncertainty in Measurement Kinematics, lab skills 1,2 L103 Measuring the Speed of Sound Lab skills L105 The Simple Pendulum 3,4 1D kinematics 2 L107 Investigating Motion with a Motion Detector 2 L109 Finding Acceleration by the Finite Difference Method 2 L111 Acceleration of a Falling Object 6,7 2D kinematics 4 L113 Dropped and Projected Marbles 4 L115 Range of a Projectile 4 L117 The Bouncing Ball: A Challenge Lab Newton's Laws & Applications 8,9 Newton's Laws 5 L119 Newton's 2nd Law 5 L120 Equilibrium of Forces: A Challenge Lab 5 L121 Acceleration in a Long Fall 10,11 Application: Static friction 6 L122 Static and Kinetic Friction Application: Hooke's Law 6 L123 Hooke's Law Application: Circular motion 6 L124 Turntable Physics Application: Circular motion 6 L125 Acceleration of a Swing Work, Energy, and Momentum 12 Work and kinetic energy 7 P129 Work on an Inclined Plane 13-15 Conservation of energy 8 L129 Energy Curves for a Pendulum 8 L131 Using a Pendulum and Conservation of Energy to Measure g 16,17 Impulse and momentum 9 L133 Average Force of Impact in a Rebounding Collision Conservation of momentum 9 L135 Conservation of Momentum and Kinetic Energy in Collisions Conservation of energy and momentum 9 L137 The Ballistic Pendulum Rotational Dynamics / Gravitation 19 Center of mass 10 L139 Conservation of Momentum and Kinetic Energy in a Two-dimensional Collision 20,21 Rotational motion 11 L141 Center-of-mass Motion of a Projectile Rotational dynamics 11 L143 Period of a Physical Pendulum 22 Gravitation/satellite motion 12 L144 Orbits of Satellites Simple Harmonic Motion / Mechanical Waves 23,24 Simple harmonic motion 13 L145 Simple Harmonic Motion 25-27 Doppler effect 14 L146 The Doppler Effect Mechanical waves 14 L147 Speed of Waves on a Helical Spring Mechanical waves 14 L148 Standing Waves on a String Sound 14 L149 Harmonics and Sound Quality Resonance in pipes 14 L151 Standing Waves in Pipes Electrostatics / Electrical Circuits 28,29 Electrostatics 19 L153 Investigations in Electrostatics Electrostatics 19 L155 Investigations in Electrostatics: Challenge Problems Electric force 19 L157 Coulomb's Law Challenge Problem 30,31 Electric circuits 21 L159 Characteristics of a Light Bulb Electric circuits 21 L161 Current, Potential Difference, and Resistance in Single Loop Circuits Electric circuits 21 L163 Series and Parallel Circuits Electric circuits 21 L165 Combination Circuits