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- Vector Lab Rotation
Object: To provide an opportunity to solve a number of physical vector problems.
- Finding the Average Velocity of a Car
Object: Devise a plan for which you will be able to determine the average velocity of a car passing in front of the school.
- Introduction to Graphing
Object: To gather data and produce a graph to analyse the slope of a line.
- Graphical Analysis of Motion
Object: Analyze the motion of a body in a straight line by measuring its velocity from moment to moment.
- Analysis of Pendulum Motion
Object: To determine the changes in velocity and acceleration in the swing of a pendulum.
- Battery Circuit
Object: Building simple circuits, connect batteries in series and parallel and investigate Ohm's Law.
- Kepler's Laws
Object: To plot a planetary orbit and apply Kepler's Second Law.
- Free Fall
Object: To determine displacements, velocities, and acceleration of an object falling under the action of gravitational force.
- Electroplating Demonstration
In general, when acids, bases and salts are dissolved in water, many of their molecules break up into positively and negatively charged ions which are free to move in the solution.
- Electrical Equivalent of Heat
Object: To observe the conservation of energy during the conversion of electrical to thermal energy.
- Electrochemical Equivalence of Copper
Object: To calculate the electrochemical equivalence of copper.
Object: To confirm the Law of Reflection.
- Projectile Landing
Object: To determine the physical quantities that must be measured and then used to compute the precise landing location of a projectile.
- Projectile Hoop
Object: To determine the placement of the ring stand in order to have the ball bearing pass through the centre of the ring.
- Parallel Circuits Lab
Object: To confirm the rules governing voltage drop, splitting of current, and the effective resistance in parallel circuits.
- Magnetic Investigation
Object: To investigate magnetic fields.
Object: To calculate the speed of light as it passes through a glass cube using the principles of refraction.
- Series Circuits
Object: To confirm the rules governing voltage drop across each resistor, current flowing through each resistor, and effective resistance in series circuits.
- Strength of a Magnetic Field
Object: To determine the relationship between magnetic field strength and distance.
- Static Electricity
Object: To learn about the properties of static electricity.
- Squeaky Chalk
Object: To examine the relationship between the vibrations in a material and the sound heard.
- Speed of Waves
Object: To devise a method to measure the speed of a wave in a spring or slinky.
- Series and Parallel Circuits
Object: To investigate the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
Object: To measure current and potential differences in various voltaic cells.
- Determination of Time
Object: To determine time using an interval timer and to study different masses falling under the influence of gravity.
- Focal Length of Lenses and Mirrors
Object: To determine the focal length of a concave mirror and convex lens.
- Force Vectors
Object: To work with systems of force vectors in equilibrium to determine the magnitude and direction of the equilibrant and the resultant.
Object: To determine the coefficient of static and kinetic friction.
- Harmonic Motion in a Spring
Object: To determine the variables that come into play in the period of a spring.
Object: To learn how use measuring devices, to complete computations using the correct number of significant figures, and to use unit analysis to do conversions.
- Ohm's Law
Object: To investigate Ohm's Law.
- Period of a Pendulum
Object: To study the variables involved in the period of a pendulum.
- Projectile Motion
Object: Explore mathematically the time in the air, the maximum height achieved, and the horizontal range of an object launched at various angles.
- Standing Waves
Object: To determine the velocity of transverse wave energy transmitted in a string and the frequency of vibration of a string vibrator.
Object: Investigate torque under equilibrium conditions.
- Velocity of Sound in Air
Object: To determine the velocity of sound in air.