Physics (14-18) : Light, Sound & Pressure eBook   Home / General Science Teaching Materials  

This is a comprehensive collection of 24 practical datalogging activities for ages 14-18, supported by detailed teacher's notes. Including both traditional and modern investigations, these activities provide reliable data from which patterns and trends can be explored.

This eBook, supplied on CD-ROM, contains:

  • The full eBook (PDF) of all the experiment worksheets and teachers notes.
  • Every worksheet and teacher note as a separate PDF
  • Setup files to match these experiments are included in the Free EasySense software. 

Topics include:

  • Inverse square law
  • Polarisation of light
  • Young’s interference experiments
  • Gas laws
  • Standing waves in sound
  • Superposition of waves
  • Resonance
  • Sounds

The activities include:

  • Reflectivity
  • How does the intensity of light change with the distance from the light?
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Investigating interference: Single slit diffraction
  • Investigating interference: Young's double slit experiment
  • Infrared in the spectrum
  • An experimental estimation of Planck's constant
  • Fast light
  • The big squeeze
  • How does pressure change with height?
  • How does pressure change with depth and density?
  • Pressure and heat
  • What happens to the temperature of a gas if the pressure is changed?
  • Boyle's Law (P+V)
  • Temperature volume relationship in a gas
  • Pressure temperature relationship of a gas – estimating absolute zero
  • Dalton's law of partial pressures
  • Determination of R. the gas constant
  • Speed of sound in air (time difference between two sensors)
  • Speed of sound in a solid (by time difference between two sensors)
  • Speed of sound in air (by reflection/echo)
  • Speed of sound in air (by timing)
  • Investigating waves and sounds
  • Investigating sounds. How does a musical instrument affect the sound made?
  • Investigating waves. Superposition and Fourier analysis
  • Interference in sound waves (using snapshot)
  • Interference in sound waves (using a Motion sensor)
  • Investigating resonance in a pipe
  • Investigating resonance in a pipe (using a Rotary Motion sensor)
  • Voice recognition (Biometrics)

Sensors used include:

  • Light Level (3124)
  • Gas Pressure (3139 and 3141, 3142)
  • Voltage (3160 or 3160-12)
  • Current (3166)
  • Sound Level (3175)
  • Motion (3270)
  • Infrared (3278)
  • Rotary Motion (3280)
  • Rotary Motion Accessories (3288) 

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