Essential Physics Laboratory Investigations

Product Code: EP-6326


This student-consumable Essential Physics Laboratory Investigations manual included 44 labs to cover a full year of introductory physics.


There are 46 labs and activities covering a full year of physics topics. The activities have been designed around PASCO sensors and equipment. The Comprehensive Equipment Kit provides what is needed to perform all 46 labs. Or you can purchase individual kits that allow you to pick and choose which units (Mechanics, Torque & Simple Machines, Oscillations, Waves & Sound, Electromagetism, and Light, Color, & Optics) you would like to cover.

The full list of investigations:

Lab Title
Forces & Machines Kit
Simple Machines Engineering Kit
Oscillations, Waves, & Sound Kit
Modular Circuits for Essential Physics
Light, Color, & Optics Kit
Comprehensive Equipment Kit
1 Graphs of motion
2 Motion graphs
3 Acceleration on a ramp
4 A model for accelerated motion
5 Newton’s second law
6 Hooke’s law
7 Static and kinetic friction
8 Projectile motion
9 Acceleration on an inclined plane
10 Static equilibrium
11 Work and the force versus distance graph
12 Inclined plane and the conservation of energy
13 Work and energy
14 Springs and the conservation of energy
15 Work done by friction
16 Crash barrier
17 Conservation of momentum
18 Inelastic collisions
19 Elastic collisions
20 Levers
21 Pulleys
22 Ramps and inclined planes
23 Gear ratios
24 Designing gear machines
25 Torque
26 Mechanical advantage of gears
27 Oscillators
28 Resonance
29 Waves
30 Interference
31 Resonance and sound
32 Design a musical instrument
33 Electricity and circuits
34 Voltage and batteries
35 Design a lemon battery
36 Resistors and Ohm’s law
37 Series and parallel resistances
38 Electrical power
39 Compound circuits
40 Magnification of mirrors and lenses
41 Reflection in a plane mirror
42 Refraction of light
43 Creating real and virtual images with lenses
44 Image formation for a convex lens
45 Build a microscope and a telescope
46 Phosphorescence