10 Physics Measurements

Physics – Mr. Barton
10 Physics Measurements
Use the measuring devices to measure the
required topic. You must also include how
much error or accuracy there is to your
measurement. You must provide an answer
and a +/- error value. You will receive
minimal instructions. Be creative, use other
resources you might have at home to finalize
your answers.
Helpful Hints: Make sure you spend some time observing/examining both the measurement tool
and the item to be measured. Come up with a plan on how to get your measurements.
Micrometer: measure the diameter of a large paper clip in millimeters
Do not tighten down the micrometer too hard. Two turns of the dial is equal to 1 millimeter
Using the Vernier calipers, measure the thickness of the brass cylinder
Using the digital multimeter, measure the voltage of the battery.
When you are done with your measurements, please turn off the meter
Measure the temperature of the water in the container using the thermometer
Using the triple beam balance, measure the mass of the rubber stopper
Measure the time it takes for the rubber ball to drop from exactly 2 meters off the floor.
Using the oscilloscope and the Vernier probe, determine how accurate the probe is.
The probe is connected to the calibration input. You can read the oscilloscope by voltage in
the y-axis and time/frequency in the x direction. Do not be afraid of the oscilloscope!
Determine the number of objects in the beaker
How many milliliters of water does the beaker hold?
Using the meter stick, how wide is the front lab table?