Day 131: More lab designPosted: April 16, 2013
After college physics went through the process of designing their own lab using Energy conservation, we moved on to where they can design a lab to verify anything we have currently studied. The final step is to do a larger investigation (a capstone, if you will) of a situation of their choosing, where they should have to extend what they have learned in class. The picture above is a group trying to verify the so-called ‘range’ equation.
Below is a group testing impulse-momentum. See the force detector?
I believe the group below is investigating projectiles launched at a downward angle.
This group is modeling the classic ballistic pendulum using dynamics carts.
This group is looking at how the speed and radius of a rotating platform are related to when a penny slips as it rides on the platform.