This two-day lab introduces students to the concept of density and how it is different than mass. Students will obtain the mass and volume of specific objects and learn how to calculate density first-hand. They will also make a liquid density column to demonstrate the density of various liquids and where objects will settle in them.
This lab introduces the concept of mechanical equilibrium to beginning physics students. They will come to see how the equilibrium rule applies to all nonmoving objects at rest. Materials needed per group are a meterstick, a 1kg mass, and two digital scales. Two colored pencils are optional, as they will assist in line differentiation for the graph they will construct. If colored pencils are not available, just use a pencil and pen instead. (And pray they do not need to erase the pen lines.)