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Physics Explorations and Projects

This book contains over 30 guided-inquiry-based investigations for physics students to explore and analyze key physics concepts included in NGSS.

Description

Physics Explorations and Projects is a collection of laboratory investigations aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Most included investigations set up a situation for students to explore and analyze with some guidance from the instructor—a guided-inquiry format that is very different from traditional laboratory experiments that provide step-by-step instructions. The activities are editable and appropriate for high school students from 9th grade to AP Physics. Sample results are included with the extensive instructor information.

Due to the nature of these activities, minimal instruction is provided for software use and data analysis. Instructor experience with Vernier sensors and software is recommended.

Included with Physics Explorations and Projects

Electronic Version

  • Over 30 experiments, challenges, and project outlines
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Essential instructor information including teaching tips, important discussion points, and sample data and graphs
  • Word-processing files of the simple student instructions, so you can edit the files to match your students’ experience and need for guidance
  • Suggested supplies lists
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Experiments

Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

experimentProducts
1Constant Motion and Changing Motion
2Balanced Forces and Unbalanced Forces
3Gravitation on Earth
4Newton’s Second Law
5Projectile Challenge
6Impulse and Momentum
7Equilibrium of Forces
8Circular Motion
9Conservation of Momentum
10Egg Protection Challenge
No probeware used
11Springs Making Things Move
12Kinetic Energy and Mass
13Work and Kinetic Energy
14Work Done by Gravity
15Energy in Collisions
16Rube Goldberg Machine
No probeware used
17Charge and Charge Models
18Coulomb's Law
19Measuring Electric Current
20Conservation of Charge
21Voltage in a Circuit
22Battery Challenge
23Magnetic Field of a Current
24Current from a Changing Field
25Generating Electricity
26SpeakerPower Amplifier
27Wave Speed on a String
28Speed of Sound
29Interference and Diffraction
30Sound and Loudness
31Wave Communication Challenge
32Energy Storage in Capacitors
33Oscillations
34Heat as Energy Transfer
35Solar Cells
36Rube Goldberg Machine Revisited
No probeware used
Dynamics Cart and Track System with Go Direct® Sensor Cart
Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder
Dynamics Cart and Track System
Motion Detector
Go Direct® Motion Detector
Logger Pro 3
Photogate
Picket Fence
Dual-Range Force Sensor
Vernier Projectile Launcher

Vernier Projectile Launcher (1)

Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
Hoop Bumpers for Bumper and Launcher Kit

Hoop Bumpers for Bumper and Launcher Kit (1)

Go Direct® Sensor Cart (Green)
Go Direct® Sensor Cart Accessory Kit

Go Direct® Sensor Cart Accessory Kit (1)

Fan Cart
Combination 1.2 m Track/Optics Bench

Combination 1.2 m Track/Optics Bench (2)

Ultra Pulley Attachment

Ultra Pulley Attachment (1)

Pulley Bracket

Pulley Bracket (1)

Encoder Fan Cart

Encoder Fan Cart (1)

Centripetal Force Apparatus

Centripetal Force Apparatus (1)

Pivot Interactives (1-Year High School Subscription)

Pivot Interactives (1-Year High School Subscription) (2)

Motion Encoder Cart and Receiver

Motion Encoder Cart and Receiver (1)

Cart Picket Fence
Bumper and Launcher Kit
Charge Sensor
Electrostatics Kit
High-Voltage Electrostatics Kit

High-Voltage Electrostatics Kit (1)

Current Probe
Vernier Circuit Board 2
Go Direct® Current Probe
Differential Voltage Probe
Go Direct® Voltage Probe
Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor

Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor (2)

Magnetic Field Sensor
Instrumentation Amplifier

Instrumentation Amplifier (1)

Power Amplifier
Go Direct® Energy Sensor
Go Direct® Rotary Motion Sensor

Go Direct® Rotary Motion Sensor (1)

KidWind Gear Set

KidWind Gear Set (1)

Power Amplifier Accessory Speaker

Power Amplifier Accessory Speaker (1)

Microphone
Go Direct® Sound Sensor
Diffraction Apparatus

Diffraction Apparatus (1)

Sound Level Meter

Sound Level Meter (1)

Sound Level Sensor

Sound Level Sensor (1)

Light Sensor
Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor

Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor (2)

Vernier Energy Sensor
FLIR ONE Gen 3

FLIR ONE Gen 3 (1)

FLIR ONE Pro Gen 3

FLIR ONE Pro Gen 3 (1)

Surface Temperature Sensor

Surface Temperature Sensor (2)

Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor (2)

KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel

KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel (1)

Vernier Variable Load

Vernier Variable Load (1)

Vernier Resistor Board

Vernier Resistor Board (1)

Sample Download

Preview "Gravitation on Earth" from Physics Explorations and Projects. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

Download sample experiment

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Physics Explorations and Projects (Electronic Download)PEP-E$40
Physics Explorations and ProjectsPEP$48

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