written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson
published by the American Association of Physics Teachers
This AAPT/PTRA Teacher Resource Guide contains an introduction to the philosophy and rationale for including a laboratory component in an introductory physics course. Directions are included for more than 30 sample laboratory activities. Topics include: speed, centripetal force, motion of a pendulum, heating and cooling, lenses, Ohm's law, magnetic fields, and induced EMF.
Eight sample activities are available for download through the "View attached documents" link below.
Series Name: PTRA Teacher Resource Guides
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AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics:
Contains AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem
The Yellow Light lab, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, studies kinematics and motion.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium
The Static Equilibrium lab, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, investigates forces and buoyancy.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Role of the Laboratory: Force Distribution
Force Distribution, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, is a student activity investigating forces and torques on the supports of a bridge.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Role of the Laboratory: Motion of a Simple Pendulum
Motion of a Simple Pendulum, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, is a standard simple pendulum laboratory.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Role of the Laboratory: Prediction of Landing Position
Prediction of Landing Position, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, uses energy considerations to predict the landing point of a pendulum bob if the pendulum string is cut.relation by Bruce Mason
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