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written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson
This activity from the PTRA Manual "The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics" is a variation of the typical static laboratory activity, and includes a method of measuring buoyant force.  See article "Static Equilibrium", by Jim Nelson in the December, 1985 issue of The Science Teacher.
Book Title: The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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© 1995 American Association of Physics Teachers
Keywords:
Lab Activities, Newton's Laws, buoyant force
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Metadata instance created June 18, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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May 21, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 1995
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3810&DocID=118).
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3810&DocID=118>.
APA Format
Nelson, J., & Nelson, J. (1995). Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium. In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3810&DocID=118
Chicago Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium." In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3810&DocID=118 (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Static Equilibrium." The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. 1 Jan. 1995. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3810&DocID=118>.
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Role of the Laboratory is an AAPT/PTRA manual presenting the background and examples of effective lab exercises in introductory physics classes.

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