1. Set up & perform a number of physics experiments
using balances, calipers, meter sticks,
thermometers, stop watches as well as computers
with motion detectors, force probes, temperature
probes and microphones.
2. Use spreadsheets to record data and calculate
experimental results, and use computer graphing
programs to construct graphs and analyze data.
3. Develop concepts of linear motion, simple harmonic
motion, force, impulse and momentum using motion
detectors and force probes.
4. Verify basic physics principles such as Newton•s
second and third laws of motion and conservation of
5. Use the principle of conservation of energy to
determine moments of inertia.
6. Explain the three classes of levers and their
7. Measure the velocity of standing waves in strings
and sound in resonating air columns.
8. Determine the coefficient of linear expansion for
9. Measure the specific heat of a metal.
10. Write a formal lab report.
1. Measurements and using spreadsheet to enter data and calculate
2. Graphical analysis of experimental data using computer graphing
3. Motion in one dimension including uniformly accelerated motion.
4. Projectile motion.
5. Impulse, momentum and conservation of momentum.
6. Torque and levers.
7. Moment of inertia.
8. Simple harmonic motion.
9. Sound waves.
10. Standing waves in strings and air columns.
11. Coefficient of linear expansion.
12. Specific heat.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Lab reports, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 30%
|PHYSICS PROBLEMS TO SOLVE||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
70 - 80%
Physics Laboratory Experiments by Wilson, 4th Edition, 1994, D.C. Heath &