Experiment 1:  Transfer of Energy Materials :  4 marbles, a grooved surface (two tables lined up), Physics journal, pencil...
Experiment 2:  Tug-Push-Twist-O-War Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  rubberbands, straws, cloth, p...
Experiment 3:  Paper Airplane Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  white paper, construction paper, ne...
Experiment 4:  Potential Propulsion Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  4 balloons per group (two lar...
Experiment 5:  Blown Balloon Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  Set up & Materials:   (X 2 set ups f...
Experiment 6:  Mechanical Motion Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  tennis ball, chart paper on the ...
Experiment 7:  Physics Packet Materials :  pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook,  <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><l...
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Physics1a experiments: Forces- Detailed lab experiments illustrating simple forces in physics with accompanying worksheets

  1. 1. Experiment 1: Transfer of Energy Materials : 4 marbles, a grooved surface (two tables lined up), Physics journal, pencil, Science Notebook <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 1 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Line up three marbles onto a grooved surface. Use the line where your tables meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully ‘shoot’ a fourth marble at the last marble in the lineup. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe what happens. </li></ul><ul><li>Record observations in the Physics Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Experiment 2: Tug-Push-Twist-O-War Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, rubberbands, straws, cloth, paper, plastic lids, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, paper towel, cardboard, aluminum foil, plastic bag, sponge, yarn, <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 2 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose several of the materials from the pile in front of you. </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis how each material will stand up to tension, compression, and torsion. Write this in the hypothesis section on the Chart in your Physics Journal (on the back) </li></ul><ul><li>Test the tension, compression, and torsion of each material by pulling, pushing, or twisting (according to each definition.) </li></ul><ul><li>Record observations on the Chart in your Physics Journal using the scale from 1 to 4. (1 is very weak, while 4 is super strong--see chart) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Experiment 3: Paper Airplane Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, white paper, construction paper, newstock paper, paper airplane directions/book <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 3 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the paper airplane directions/book, create three identical airplanes, using three different kinds of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark the center of gravity on each plane. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark the center of lift on each plane. </li></ul><ul><li>(LATER, outside, we will launch the airplanes, adjusting for distance throws.) </li></ul><ul><li>Record observations on the Chart in your Physics Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Experiment 4: Potential Propulsion Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, 4 balloons per group (two large round, two large long), tape measure or string and measuring stick Set Up & Materials: Tape a straw to the the outside of each of two gallon-sized baggies; string fishing line through the straw, connecting the string from floor to ceiling (for vertical trials) and from two chairs (for horizontal trials) <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 4 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>VERTICAL TRIALS: </li></ul><ul><li>One person blows up the round balloon for Vertical trials (1-3). DO NOT TIE. Place the blown balloon inside the baggie, at the floor level. Let go of the balloon & record the distance the balloon pushed up for all three trials. (Be sure to blow the balloon to the same size each time. Another person repeats the steps for the long balloon. </li></ul><ul><li>HORIZONTAL TRIALS: </li></ul><ul><li>Another person blows up the round balloon for the horizontal trials (1-3) DO NOT TIE. Place the blown balloon inside the baggie, by one of the chairs. Let go of the balloon & record the distance the balloon travels for all three trials. (Be sur to blow the balloon to the same size each tie. Another person repeats the steps for the long balloon. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Record observations on the Chart in your Physics Journal </li></ul><ul><li>5. Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Experiment 5: Blown Balloon Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, Set up & Materials: (X 2 set ups for racing purposes) Tape a straw to a large blown & tied balloon. String fishing line through the straw & connect each end of the string to chairs about 10-12 feet apart. <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 5 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Divide into two teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Take turns blowing the balloon across the string from one chair to the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the questions, test how far you can blow the balloon in one breath and then test which group can race from one end to the other & back. Analyze results. </li></ul><ul><li>Record observations on the Chart in your Physics Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Experiment 6: Mechanical Motion Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, tennis ball, chart paper on the wall touching ground, marker/pencil, yardstick <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the vocabulary under Experiment 6 heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the tennis ball close to the wall 50 cm high from the ground (3 trials) Mark the bounce on the chart paper with a marker/pencil. Record measurements in the Physics Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the tennis ball close to the wall 100 cm high from the ground (3 trials). Mark the bounce on the chart paper with a different color. Record measurements in the Physics Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Record observations on the Chart in your Physics Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Questions & write up the Conclusion in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Experiment 7: Physics Packet Materials : pencil, Physics Journal, Science Notebook, <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete any questions you have not finished in the Physics Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Work on the various worksheets in the Physics Journal. </li></ul>

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