# Lab Activities

### Waves on a Helical Spring

Students will investigate properties of mechanical waves using a helical spring.

### Waves on a Helical Spring

Students will investigate properties of mechanical waves using a helical spring.

### Tuning Fork Interference

This lab asks students to combine the sounds from two tuning forks (which each produces a simple sine wave vibration) and observe the results.

### Tuning Fork Interference

This lab asks students to combine the sounds from two tuning forks (which each produces a simple sine wave vibration) and observe the results.

### "Slinky" & the Wave

Students explore properties of mechanical waves such as λ, speed, reflection, and interference using a "slinky" spring.

### "Slinky" & the Wave

Students explore properties of mechanical waves such as λ, speed, reflection, and interference using a "slinky" spring.

### Refraction and Total Internal Reflection

Students will be able to observe properties of refraction between two different transparent materials.

### Refraction and Total Internal Reflection

Students will be able to observe properties of refraction between two different transparent materials.

### Lab #6.3b Mechanics: Chapter 6 the Weight

In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between weight and mass.

### Lab #6.3b Mechanics: Chapter 6 the Weight

In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between weight and mass.

### Wave Motion

Use the Super Snaky helical spring and Super Springy slinky to model P-waves and S-waves.

### Wave Motion

Use the Super Snaky helical spring and Super Springy slinky to model P-waves and S-waves.

### Lab #6.3a Mechanics: Chapter 6 Putting the Force Before the Cart

You will observe the motion of a variety of objects under a variety of conditions to learn the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.

### Lab #6.3a Mechanics: Chapter 6 Putting the Force Before the Cart

You will observe the motion of a variety of objects under a variety of conditions to learn the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.

### Pulleys: Fixed, Movable and Systems

Students construct a complex system of six pulleys and determine its ideal mechanical advantage.

### Pulleys: Fixed, Movable and Systems

Students construct a complex system of six pulleys and determine its ideal mechanical advantage.

### Quantum Energies Lab Inquiry

Students will have to develop their own method for finding the pennies' mass

### Quantum Energies Lab Inquiry

Students will have to develop their own method for finding the pennies' mass

### Lab #5.5 Mechanics: Chapter 5 The Big BB Race

In this activity, students will compare the path of a projectile launched horizontally with that of an object in free fall.

### Lab #5.5 Mechanics: Chapter 5 The Big BB Race

In this activity, students will compare the path of a projectile launched horizontally with that of an object in free fall.

### Lab #4.7 Mechanics: Chapter 4 Sonic Ranger

Students will use a sonic ranger to graph their own motion on a computer.

### Lab #4.7 Mechanics: Chapter 4 Sonic Ranger

Students will use a sonic ranger to graph their own motion on a computer.

### Conservation of Energy: Racing Marbles

Measure two marbles final velocity after traveling different paths that begin and end at the same elevation.

### Conservation of Energy: Racing Marbles

Measure two marbles final velocity after traveling different paths that begin and end at the same elevation.

### Heat Transfer Radiation

Students will fill black, white, and silver cans with water, and observe the temperature change in the water when the cans are placed under a bright lamp.

### Heat Transfer Radiation

Students will fill black, white, and silver cans with water, and observe the temperature change in the water when the cans are placed under a bright lamp.

### Tornado in a Bottle Inquiry

Students will use funnels, soda bottles, and a toy called a Tornado Tube to explain the physics of a rather complex hydrodynamic system.

### Tornado in a Bottle Inquiry

Students will use funnels, soda bottles, and a toy called a Tornado Tube to explain the physics of a rather complex hydrodynamic system.

### Horizontal Projectile

Students will use a simple method, employing just a meter stick and stopwatch, to predict the range of a projectile.

### Horizontal Projectile

Students will use a simple method, employing just a meter stick and stopwatch, to predict the range of a projectile.

### Heat Transfer

In this experiment, students will discover the different rates at which materials can conduct heat.

### Heat Transfer

In this experiment, students will discover the different rates at which materials can conduct heat.