# Lab Activities

### Acceleration and Gravity

Students will predict the acceleration of a car on a ramp at different angles.

### Acceleration and Gravity

Students will predict the acceleration of a car on a ramp at different angles.

### Popper Energy

Students will calculate the potential and kinetic energy of a popper toy using simple formulas.

### Popper Energy

Students will calculate the potential and kinetic energy of a popper toy using simple formulas.

### Pulleys, Work, and Energy

In this lab, students will construct a complex system of six pulleys and determine its ideal mechanical advantage.

### Pulleys, Work, and Energy

In this lab, students will construct a complex system of six pulleys and determine its ideal mechanical advantage.

### Force and Inclined Plane

Students will elevate the car in two ways: lifting directly and pulling up the ramp.

### Force and Inclined Plane

Students will elevate the car in two ways: lifting directly and pulling up the ramp.

### Similar and Dissimilar Charges

Students use a hand-crank Van de Graaff Generator to charge different objects to determine whether they attract or repel each other.

### Similar and Dissimilar Charges

Students use a hand-crank Van de Graaff Generator to charge different objects to determine whether they attract or repel each other.

### Levers and Balance

Students will use the lever system to investigate the correlation force, distance, and torque.

### Levers and Balance

Students will use the lever system to investigate the correlation force, distance, and torque.

### Lab #37.4 Magnetism: Generator Activator

In this activity, students will investigate electromagnetic induction, the principle behind electric generators.

### Lab #37.4 Magnetism: Generator Activator

In this activity, students will investigate electromagnetic induction, the principle behind electric generators.

### Balloon Helicopter

Students will observe the motion of the helicopter and study its construction before applying Newton's 3rd Law twice to explain how it moves.

### Balloon Helicopter

Students will observe the motion of the helicopter and study its construction before applying Newton's 3rd Law twice to explain how it moves.

### Forces in Equilibrium

Students will place three different forces on a washer, and then arrange the forces so that the washer is in stable equilibrium in the center of the table.

### Forces in Equilibrium

Students will place three different forces on a washer, and then arrange the forces so that the washer is in stable equilibrium in the center of the table.

### Life-Size Collisions

In this lab, students will observe "explosions," in which one student on a human dynamics cart pushes another.

### Life-Size Collisions

In this lab, students will observe "explosions," in which one student on a human dynamics cart pushes another.

### Circular Motion and the Flying Pig

The pig and its string trace a conical pendulum and allow a perfect opportunity for calculations and measurements of circular motion.

### Circular Motion and the Flying Pig

The pig and its string trace a conical pendulum and allow a perfect opportunity for calculations and measurements of circular motion.

### Lab #36.8 Magnetism: Motor Madness

In this activity, students will investigate the principles that make electric motors possible.

### Lab #36.8 Magnetism: Motor Madness

In this activity, students will investigate the principles that make electric motors possible.

### Equilibrium and Torque

Students will use a center-pivot lever to grasp balance and torque.

### Equilibrium and Torque

Students will use a center-pivot lever to grasp balance and torque.

### Collisions on an Air Track

In this lab using an Air Track, students will investigate elastic and inelastic collisions on an air track. Evaluate conservation of momentum and energy. Download Teacher Notes and Student Worksheets Required Equipment

### Collisions on an Air Track

In this lab using an Air Track, students will investigate elastic and inelastic collisions on an air track. Evaluate conservation of momentum and energy. Download Teacher Notes and Student Worksheets Required Equipment

### The Bouncing Dart

Students will collide each Bouncing Dart end with a massive (1kg or more) cart, observing the pendulum's motion and measuring the distance the cart moves.

### The Bouncing Dart

Students will collide each Bouncing Dart end with a massive (1kg or more) cart, observing the pendulum's motion and measuring the distance the cart moves.

### Gravity and Motion

Students will predict and eventually measure the acceleration of a car on a ramp at different angles.

### Gravity and Motion

Students will predict and eventually measure the acceleration of a car on a ramp at different angles.