Advanced Physics 1 Lab Manual

Product Code: PS-3812


The Advanced Physics 1 Lab Manual includes thirteen guided inquiry labs that cover the latest standards for the College Board Advanced Placement® Physics 1 course.

  • Every lab is based on the College Board Learning Objectives.
  • Data Analysis and Assessment Questions are designed to prepare students for the AP® Physics 1 exam
  • Every lab employs the same strategies found in free response questions on the AP® exam
  • Includes editable student handouts.

Prepare your students for inquiry investigations in the physics lab. Each lab is presented in three ways:

  • Structured
  • Guided Inquiry
  • Student designed

Each lab includes valuable teachers resources to help you determine the level of inquiry that’s right for your students:

  • Pre-lab discussion and questions
  • Procedural overview
  • Teacher tips
  • Sample data
  • Assessment and synthesis questions
  • Extended inquiry suggestions

This experiment guide also includes video support!

How-to videos are included with the manual, on the PASCO web site and on YouTube, and can even be installed on your own computers. These videos focus on setting up the labs and getting the most from your PASCO sensors and equipment.


There are 15 investigations in the Advanced Physics 1 Experiment Guide. 9 can be performed using the PS-3813 Equipment Kit. The remainder can be performed by adding the PS-3814 Expansion Kit.

Advanced Physics 1 Experiments Equipment Alignment
Lab Title
Perform these labs with the PS-3813 Equipment Kit
Add the PS-3814 Expansion Kit to perform all these labs
IB® Standards*
AP® 1 Standards**
1 Graphical Analysis: Motion
3.A.1.1, 2, 3
2 Newton’s Second Law
3.B.1.1,2,3, 3.B.2.1
3 Atwood’s Machine
3.B.1.1, 2
4 Coefficients of Friction
5 Two Dimensional Motion: Projectiles
1.3, 2.1
6 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
7 Work and Kinetic Energy
8 Conservation of Momentum
5.D.1.3,5.D.2.2, 4
9 Momentum and Impulse
3.D.2.3, 4
10 Rotational Dynamics
3.F.2.1, 2, 3.A.1.3
11 Rotational Statics
3.F.1.1., 2, 3, 4, 5
12 Periodic Motion: Mass and Spring
4.1, 9.1
3.B.3.1, 2, 3, 4
13 Simple Pendulum
4.1, 9.1
3.B.3.1, 2, 3
14 Resonance and Standing Waves
4.5, B.4
6.D.3.4, 6.D.4.1, 2
15 DC Circuits
5.1, 5.2
1.B.1.2, 5.B.9.2, 3, 5.C.3.1
*IB is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
**AP is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Recommended Accessories

Advanced Physics 1 Equipment Kit PS-3813
Advanced Physics 1 Expansion Kit PS-3814A

Support Documents