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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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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
General Physics
- Curriculum
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
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© 1995 AAPT
Keywords:
lab activities, laboratories in physics, role of the lab
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Metadata instance created June 14, 2006 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
April 26, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 1995
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1995), WWW Document, (http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=WSP-03).
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 1995), <http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=WSP-03>.
APA Format
Nelson, J., & Nelson, J. (1995). AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=WSP-03
Chicago Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1995. http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=WSP-03 (accessed 27 August 2014).
MLA Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. PTRA Teacher Resource Guides. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1995. 1 Jan. 1995. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://iweb.aapt.org/iweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=WSP-03>.
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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.

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Contains Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium

The Static Equilibrium lab, part of the Role of Lab AAPT/PTRA manual, investigates forces and buoyancy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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