FREE
NEWTON'S SECOND
LAW OF MOTION
Use a laboratory cart to investigate the relationships between the force applied to an object and the mass and acceleration of the object. |
ACCELERATION OF
GRAVITY
Use a position sensor to examine the relationship between the position, velocity, and acceleration of a free-falling body. |
ADDITION OF
FORCE VECTORS
Uses a force table to investigate the vector addition of forces. |
ARCHIMEDES’ PRINCIPLE
Use a laboratory balance, metal samples, water, and alcohol to investigate Archimedes’ Principle, and to determine the mass densities of solids and fluids. |

CENTRIPETAL FORCE
Use a centripetal force apparatus to investigate the relationships between the centripetal force on an object and the mass, velocity, and radius of revolution of the object. |
CONSERVATION
OF ENERGY
Use a spring-mass system to investigate the conservation of mechanical energy. |
CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM
Use two colliding bodies to investigate elastic and inelastic collisions, and compare kinetic energy. |
FRICTION
Use a friction block to determine the coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction for two surfaces in contact. |

GAS LAWS
Use a syringe, masses, a thermometer, a hotplate, and a water and ice bath to investigate Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law. |
HOOKE'S LAW
Use a spring-mass system to investigate the relationship between the force acting on a spring and the resulting change in length of the spring. |
IMAGE FORMATION
USING LENSES
Use an optical bench to determine the focal length of a converging lens and to investigate the relationship between the object distance and the image distance. |
JOULE HEATING
Use a calorimeter to investigate electrical energy and thermal energy. |

MOMENTUM
AND IMPULSE
Uses a laboratory cart to investigate the relationship between the impulse exerted on a constant mass and the resulting change in the momentum of the mass. |
MOTION OF
A PENDULUM
Use a mass on a string to investigate the relationships between the mass, length, amplitude, and period of oscillation of a pendulum. |
OHM’S LAW
Use a resistor, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to investigate the relationships between the voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit. |
RC CIRCUITS
Use a power supply, voltmeters, capacitors, and resistors to investigate RC circuits. |

REFLECTION
OF LIGHT
Use a plane mirror to investigate the relationships between object and image distances and angles of incidence and reflection. |
REFRACTION
OF LIGHT
Use a refraction cell and a ray box to investigate Snell’s Law of Refraction, total internal reflection, and the critical angle of refraction. |
SERIES AND
PARALLEL CIRCUITS
Use resistors, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to investigate the effective resistances of circuits with resistors in series, in parallel, and in combinations of series and parallel components. |
SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
Use a spring-mass system to investigate relationships between the spring constant, mass, amplitude of oscillation, and period of oscillation for a mass on a spring. |

SPECIFIC HEAT
OF A METAL
Use a calorimeter to measure the specific heat of a metal. |
SPEED OF SOUND
Use a resonance chamber to measure the wavelength of a sound wave, and determine an experimental value for the speed of sound in air. |
WORK AND ENERGY USING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR
Use an electric motor and other equipment to investigate energy efficiency. |
WORK AND MECHANICAL ENERGY
Use a laboratory cart to investigate the relationship between the work done on an object and the change in kinetic energy of the object. |