AP(R) Physics Lab Guide
This guide provides assistance and advice on setting up a hands-on laboratory component for the Physics C course and the former AP Physics B course (now AP Physics 1 & 2 Inquiry Based Lab Investigations). It is NOT a set of prescribed labs, nor does it provide step-by-step procedures for students. Rather, it provides exercises that illustrate laboratory skills that are central to investigations in physics. The guide is written primarily for the new AP teacher who needs some guidance on what may be done, often with limited facilities and time, to engage students in laboratory work that aligns to the AP Physics C course. The lab write-ups discuss the motivation for and theory behind a particular exercise, describe procedures, and suggest ways of analyzing the data. The guide provides an introduction to data analysis and experimental procedure. There is an emphasis on graphical analysis, with some statistical analysis.