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ncer Lab Manual

Physics I
LabPaq: PK-1
A Lab Manual of 13 Experiments for Independent Study

Published by Hands-On Labs, Inc.

Physics 1: Lab Manual of Experiments for the Independent Study of Physics Designed to accompany Physics LabPaq PK-1 081611

LabPaq® is a registered trademark of Hands-On Labs, Inc. (HOL). The LabPaq referenced in this manual is produced by Hands-On Labs, Inc. which holds and reserves all copyrights on the intellectual properties associated with the LabPaq’’s unique design, assembly, and learning experiences. The laboratory manual included with a LabPaq is intended for the sole use by that LabPaq’’s original purchaser and may not be reused without a LabPaq or by others without the specific written consent of HOL. No portion of any LabPaq manual’’s materials may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed to others in any manner, nor may they be downloaded to any public or privately shared systems or servers without the express written consent of HOL. No changes may be made in any LabPaq materials without the express written consent of HOL. HOL has invested years of research and development into these materials, reserves all rights related to them, and retains the right to impose substantial penalties for any misuse. Author: Published by: Peter Jeschofnig, Ph.D. Hands-On Labs, Inc. 3880 S. Windermere St. Englewood, CO 80110 Phone: 303-679-6252 Toll-free: 1-866-206-0773 Fax: 270-738-0979 www.LabPaq.com E-mail: Info@LabPaq.com Printed and bound in the United States of America. ISBN: 978-1-866151-39-0 The experiments in this manual have been and may be conducted in a regular formal laboratory or classroom setting with the user providing their own equipment and supplies. The manual was especially written, however, for the benefit of independent study students who do not have convenient access to such facilities. It allows them to perform physics experiments at home or elsewhere by using LabPaq PK-1, a collection of experimental equipment and supplies specifically packaged by Hands-On Labs, Inc. to accompany this manual. Use of this manual and authorization to perform any of its experiments are expressly conditioned upon the user reading, understanding, and agreeing to abide by all the safety precautions contained herein. Although the author and publisher have exhaustively researched all sources to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this book, we assume no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any other inconsistency herein. Any slight of people, organizations, materials or products is unintentional.

Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................4 Important Information to Help Students Study Science .....................................................4 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SCIENCE! ................................................................................4 Laboratory Equipment and Techniques ........................................................................... 13 Use, Disposal, and Cleaning Instructions for Common Materials ................................... 19 HOW TO WRITE LAB NOTES AND LAB REPORTS .................................................................. 21 Lab Notes .......................................................................................................................... 21 Lab Reports ....................................................................................................................... 23 Laboratory Drawings ......................................................................................................... 27 Visual Presentation of Data .............................................................................................. 28 Computer Graphing Using MS Excel ................................................................................. 32 SAFETY...
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