Ch 21: Physics Lab Experiments: Matter & Light: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Physics Lab Experiments: Matter and Light chapter of this High School Physics: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master matter and light experiments. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of matter and light physics experiments.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering matter and light lab experiment material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about matter and light experiments. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding matter and light experiments
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning physics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about matter and light experiments
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra physics learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Physics Lab Experiments: Matter and Light chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Physics Lab Experiments: Matter and Light chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any matter and light experiments question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a matter and light experiments unit of a standard physics course. Topics covered include:

  • Rutherford's gold foil experiment
  • Elasticity of solids, density and buoyancy
  • Pressure and volume changes of gas
  • Specific heat of metal and waters
  • Properties of lights
  • Diagramming rays and lenses
  • Diffraction and interference
  • Working with light color
  • Reflecting and refracting light
  • Changing water phases

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: Physics Lab Experiments: Matter & Light: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ernest Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment: Physics Lab

1. Ernest Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment: Physics Lab

This lesson explains how the Rutherford gold foil experiment was carried out and what it told us about the atom. You can take a short quiz after the lesson to test what you've learned.

Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab

2. Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what elasticity is, and complete an investigation to determine the spring constant of a material. A short quiz will follow.

Density & Buoyancy of Objects: Physics Lab

3. Density & Buoyancy of Objects: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what buoyancy is, how to determine the size of the buoyant force, and use the principles of buoyancy to calculate the density of an object. A short quiz is available to test your knowledge after the lab.

Pressure Change & Volume of a Gas: Physics Lab

4. Pressure Change & Volume of a Gas: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what pressure and volume are and how pressure, volume, and temperature change in response to each other - with the aid of marshmallows! A short quiz will follow.

Specific Heat of Water & Metals: Physics Lab

5. Specific Heat of Water & Metals: Physics Lab

This lab will help you to be able to explain what specific heat is and find the specific heat of a metal using household objects. After completing the lab and analyzing the data, you can complete a short quiz to test your knowledge.

Water Phase Changes: Physics Lab

6. Water Phase Changes: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what a phase change is, name the different types of phase changes, and complete demonstrations showing what happens to water when it undergoes phase changes. A short quiz will follow.

Investigating Light Properties: Physics Lab

7. Investigating Light Properties: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to list the properties of light and complete investigations that show some of these properties. A short quiz will follow.

Light Color: Physics Lab

8. Light Color: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what gives light its color and demonstrate that white light contains a variety of colors using filters. A short quiz will follow.

Reflection & Refraction of Light: Physics Lab

9. Reflection & Refraction of Light: Physics Lab

This lesson examines what reflection and refraction are and demonstrates how they work using experimentation. You'll be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the experiments, as well as have the ability to complete a short quiz.

Ray Diagrams & Lenses: Physics Lab

10. Ray Diagrams & Lenses: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain how lenses work, explain the difference between convex and concave lenses, draw ray diagrams to analyze the image produced by a lens, and apply that understanding to eyeglasses.

Diffraction & Interference: Physics Lab

11. Diffraction & Interference: Physics Lab

After completing this lab, you will be able to explain what diffraction and interference are, and use everyday objects to demonstrate the effect for light. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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