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Ch 8: Physics Lab Experiments: Motion

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Watch video lessons and follow listed steps to complete physics lab experiments regarding motion. These labs will help you learn about topics such as Newton's first, second and third laws of motion. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the labs.

Physics Lab Experiments: Motion - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The lab experiments in this chapter cover a variety of motion-related topics, including acceleration and momentum. You can also learn about the process of graphing a moving object. The Physics Lab Experiments: Motion chapter is designed to help you understand:

  • Centripetal motion
  • Stable orbital motion
  • Energy conversions
  • Gravity
  • How to measure an object's speed

Video Objective
Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab Identify balanced and unbalanced forces.
Newton's First Law: Physics Lab Learn about inertia and mass.
Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab Discover how to determine the speed of an object.
Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab Review how to graph the motion of objects.
Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab Interpret graphs of accelerating objects.
Acceleration and Gravity: Physics Lab Study the process of acceleration with air resistance and without it.
Gravity and Projectile Motion: Physics Lab Explain projectile motion.
Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab Discover the correlation between mass, acceleration and force.
The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab Explore the effects of friction on acceleration.
Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab Explain action and reaction.
Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab Explore the process of total momentum.
Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab Calculate energy conversions.
Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab Learn how to use rotating rods when studying centripetal motion.
Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab Define and explain rotational inertia.
Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab Explore the laws of gravity.
Gravitational Acceleration: Physics Lab Investigate gravitational acceleration in other parts of the solar system.
Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab Learn about satellites and stable orbital motion.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Physics Lab Experiments: Motion
Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab

1. Forces Imposed on Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a force is and complete an investigation of what forces are required to move various objects. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's First Law: Physics Lab

2. Newton's First Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what Newton's First Law is and describe some physics labs/demonstrations that provide evidence for the law in real life. A short quiz will follow.

Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab

3. Measuring the Speed of an Object: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the speed of an object is and how to calculate it in real life situations. A short quiz will follow.

Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

4. Graphing the Motion of Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to measure the motion of an object and plot position-time and velocity-time graphs based on your data. A short quiz will follow.

Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

5. Graphing Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what acceleration is and collect data to determine the acceleration of an object using graphical methods. A short quiz will follow.

Acceleration & Gravity: Physics Lab

6. Acceleration & Gravity: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how objects fall under gravity. You will also learn how to prove, by experiment, that the acceleration due to gravity is approximately 9.8 m/s/s. A short quiz will follow.

Gravity & Projectile Motion: Physics Lab

7. Gravity & Projectile Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to define projectile motion and use the equations of projectile motion to make predictions about motion in a real-life scenario. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab

8. Newton's Second Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain Newton's 2nd Law and use real-life evidence to show that the basic ideas behind the equation are correct. A short quiz will follow.

The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

9. The Effect of Friction on Accelerating Objects: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why friction exists when two surfaces move alongside each other. We'll also conduct investigations to compare the amount of friction created by different materials. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab

10. Newton's Third Law: Physics Lab

After watching this lesson and completing the lab, you will be able to explain what Newton's 3rd Law is, and use an equation to show why two forces can be equal and opposite, and still lead to two objects moving in different ways. A short quiz will follow.

Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

11. Conservation of Momentum: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of momentum is and conduct an experiment to demonstrate conservation of momentum. You can also take the short quiz to test your knowledge.

Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab

12. Energy Conversions Using Inclined Planes: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what conservation of energy is and use it to calculate how much energy is lost to friction when an object goes down a ramp. A short quiz will follow.

Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab

13. Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what centripetal motion is, provide an example of centripetal forces, and use the equation for centripetal force in a real-life scenario to calculate the tension in a string. A short quiz will follow.

Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab

14. Rotational Inertia: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what rotational inertia is and take data to calculate the rotational inertia of a flywheel. A short quiz will follow.

Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

15. Universal Gravitation: Physics Lab

Universal gravitation is the link that keeps the universe from falling in on itself. In this lesson, we see how it works and discuss how to use the formula of universal gravitation to find out differing weights.

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