This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines Newton's Second Law, F=ma. The exercise uses an air track in conjunction with an acceleration timer.
This exercise uses an air track sold by Flinn Scientific
, and an acceleration timer sold by Ward's Science
This laboratory exercise comes bundled with Lecture: Derivation Of Instantaneous Velocity
and with Lecture: General Guidelines For Laboratory Reports
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This laboratory exercise can be used in conjunction with Laboratory: Torque
, Mini Lab: The Force Board
, and with Mini Lab: Forces Of Friction
This laboratory exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation