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Who's It For?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding matter and light experiments
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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- 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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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