Hands-On Lab Equipment - AP Physics 2:

     A list of equipment needed to perform the hands-on lab activities for this course is shown below. Although almost all of the equipment can be found in a typical home, some of the items may need be purchased at a store or our companion website (www.myscience-prep.com). If you want to order this equipment online, please give yourself time for shipping.

List of Equipment:

Unit

Lab

Materials

1

Capacitor Lab
Note: The digital multimeter and the copper wire needed for this lab is included in the myscience-prep lab kit for Physics 2 .

multimeter

  • Aluminum foil
  • Magazine paper
  • Masking tape
  • Copper wire
  • Digital multimeter that can measure capacitance

1

Basic Circuit Analysis
Note: The equipment needed for this lab is included in the myscience-prep lab kit for Physics 2.
circuit lab equipment




  • Two AA Batteries (1.5 v, Alkaline)
  • Two AA Battery Holders
  • 10 pack of 14 inch jumper wires with alligator clip ends
  • Four flashlight bulbs
  • Four bulb holders
1 RC Circuit Analysis
Note: All items needed for this lab, except for the stopwatch, are included in the myscience-prep lab kit for Physics 2.

RC

  • One 1000 microfarad capacitor
  • One 9-v battery
  • One 20000-ohm resistor
  • Jumper wires with alligator clip ends
  • Stopwatch
  • Digital multimeter

2

Magnet and Compass
Note: The magnets, iron filings, paper clips, and compass needed for this lab are included in the myscience-prep lab kit for Physics 2.

  • 2 small round ferrite magnets (6mm x 2 mm)
  • 2 small round neodymium magnets (6mm x 2 mm)
  • 1 magnetic compass
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 electronic balance
  • Iron filings
  • String
  • Tape
  • 1 red sharpie pen or other felt-tipped marker.
  • Lots of paper clips

5

Electromagnets
Note: The equipment needed for this lab is included in the myscience-prep lab kit for Physics 2.

Electromagnet Kit

  • One large iron nail
  • Copper wire
  • One 9-volt (the type you put in a smoke detector)
  • One 1.5-volt D-cell (the type you put in a flashlight)
  • Lots of paper clips

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