Using the pendulum method to find a value for the acceleration due to gravity, and one approach to quantifying the uncertainty in the measurement.
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Approaches to the radioactive source practical, and a related activity which can help clarify some of the core ideas.
An unusual approach to the classic ‘F=BIL’ practical, setting your students a puzzle.
Careful measurements and some lateral thinking in this comparison of double slit and diffraction grating approaches to determining the wavelength of laser light.
Processing data and the confident handling of natural logarithms, in this guide to two approaches to the core practical for A-level physics.
Execution, data handling, and the use of different types of cell for this core practical.
Four different approaches to measuring g: try several and prompt your students to think about how they differ in terms of accuracy and repeatability.