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Ch 21: Physics Lab - Matter & Light: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Physics Lab - Matter & Light chapter of this High School Physics Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about matter and light lab experiments. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all levels of matter and light lab topics required in a typical high school physics course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school physics work.
  • Identify the matter and light lab concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our High School Physics Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about matter and light and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding light properties, ray diagrams, the elasticity of solids or any other matter and light topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their physics learning
  • Prefer learning physics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their matter and light lab unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in physics
  • Don't have access to their physics teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning matter and light lab experiments simple and fun.
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about Rutherford's gold foil experiment
  • Analyze crystal structure and density relating to elasticity of solids.
  • Predict the density and buoyancy of objects.
  • Learn how pressure affects gas volume in a balloon.
  • Study light properties.
  • Learn about the formation of images with ray diagrams and lenses.
  • Conduct experiments with specific heats of water and some metals.
  • Observe the addition and subtraction of light color through filters, prisms and other objects.
  • Study the changes of water as it is heated from solid to liquid.
  • Get information about light reflection and refraction.

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: Physics Lab - Matter & Light: Tutoring Solution
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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