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Fluid Dynamics—Inquiry Lab Kit for AP® Physics 2

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7996 

Price: $43.20

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With the Fluid Dynamics Inquiry Lab Kit for AP® Physics 2, design and carry out an investigation to determine the rate of flow of water from a container.

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AP Physics 2, Big Ideas 1 & 5, Investigation 2

Bernoulli’s Principle applies to many different fields, ranging from understanding blood pressure in medicine to helping solve everyday engineering problems in the aerodynamics industry. Scientists like Bernoulli and Torricelli helped form a fundamental description of fluids in motion. Application of these principles is almost unlimited!

This advanced-inquiry lab begins with an introductory class demonstration of conservation of mass flow in order to give students a basic understanding of fluids. Students are encouraged to engage in a class discussion regarding conservation of energy to evaluate the continuity equation. This leads to a guided-inquiry activity in which students design and carry out an investigation to determine the rate of flow of water from a container. 

Complete for 24 students working in groups of four.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Plastic soda bottle with cap, 1 L, 6
Ruler, metric/decimal-inch, clear, 30 cm, 6
Tubing connector, straight, polypropylene, ⅜" i.d.
Tubing connector, straight, polypropylene, ½" i.d.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Cause and effect
Stability and change
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS3-1. Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.