Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Product Code: PS-3815


This experiment guide covers the latest standards for College Board Advanced Placement Physics 2.

  • Every lab is based on the College Board Learning Objectives.
  • Data Analysis and Assessment Questions are designed to prepare students for the AP® Physics 2 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

You decide which level of inquiry is appropriate for each lab.

Each lab includes teacher resources:

  • 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 16 investigations in the Advanced Physics 2 Experiment Guide. 8 can be performed using the PS-3816 Equipment Kit. The remainder can be performed by adding the PS-3817 Expansion Kit.

Advanced Physics 2 Experiments Equipment Alignment
Lab Title
Perform these labs with the PS-3816 Equipment Kit
Add the PS-3817 Expansion Kit to perform all these labs
IB® Standards*
AP® 1 Standards**
1 Hydrostatic Pressure B.3 3.C.4.1, 3.C.4.2
2 Buoyant Force B.3 1.E.1.2, 3.A.3.1, 3.C.4.2
3 Fluid Dynamics B.3 5.B.10.1, 5.B.10.3, 5.B.10.4
4 Boyle’s Law 3.2 5.B.7.2, 7.A.3.2, 7.A.3.3
5 Spherical Mirror Reflection C.1 6.E.4.1, 6.E.4.2
6 Snell’s Law 4.4 6.E.3.2, 6.E.4.2
7 Focal Length of a Converging Lens C.1 6.E.5.1, 6.E.5.2
8 Interference and Diffraction 4.4, 9.2, 9.3 6.C.3.1
9 Electric Field Mapping 5.1, 10.1 2.E.2.1
10 Magnetic Fields 5.4 2.D.2.1, 2.D.3.1, 2.D.4.1
11 Magnetic Field Strength 5.4 2.D.2.1
12 Electromagnetic Induction 11.1 4.E.2.1
13 Capacitor Fundamentals 11.3 4.E.4.2, 4.E.4.3
14 Series and Parallel Capacitors 11.3 4.E.5.3, 5.B.9.5
15 RC Circuits 11.3 4.E.5.1, 4.E.5.2, 4.E.5.3
16 Planck’s Constant 12.1 6.F.3.1, 6.F.4.1
*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.