# Lab Activities

### 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 to evaluate conservation of momentum and energy.

### Collisions on an Air Track

In this lab using an Air Track, students will investigate elastic and inelastic collisions on an air track to evaluate conservation of momentum and energy.

### 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.

### Lab #36.5 Magnetism: Electric Magnetism

In this activity, students will investigate the electric origin of magnetic fields.

### Lab #36.5 Magnetism: Electric Magnetism

In this activity, students will investigate the electric origin of magnetic fields.

### Pressure and Temperature

Demonstrate Charles' Law by allowing students to pressurize a plastic bottle and measure the increase in temperature of the air inside.

### Pressure and Temperature

Demonstrate Charles' Law by allowing students to pressurize a plastic bottle and measure the increase in temperature of the air inside.

### Gas Laws: The Cloud Machine

Students will use water vapor, smoke, and a bottle to form clouds.

### Gas Laws: The Cloud Machine

Students will use water vapor, smoke, and a bottle to form clouds.