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Essential Physics – Standard and Comprehensive Bundle

Part code – EP-6490 / EP-3567 / EP-6323 / EP-6326
Grade – High school

Equipment kit for all the hands-on labs within the Essential Physics Curriculum and/or the Essential Physics Student Lab Manual.


What is in the box?

Essential Physics Student Textbook (EP-6323)

This rigorous yet accessible textbook includes core Physics topics that cover a complete year of instruction for both High School General and Honors Physics classes.

The 27 chapters cover these topics:

  • Angular Momentum
  • Harmonic Motion
  • Sound Waves
  • Electricity and Circuits
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Light and Reflection
  • Refraction and Lenses
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Properties of Matter
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum Physics and the Atom
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Science of Physics
  • Forces and Newton’s Laws
  • Motion in Two and Three
  • Dimensions
  • Circular Motion
  • Static Equilibrium and Torque
  • Work and Energy
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Machines
  • Physical Quantities and
  • Measurement
  • Position and Velocity
  • Acceleration
Essential Physics Student e-Book

The student e-Book is an electronic version of the full textbook with interactive elements. Throughout the electronic text, content and theory are supported with optional audio reading, as well as interactive elements, such as digital equations, videos, animations, and simulations. Students also have the option of expanding the content using the ‘more’ button to go deeper into concepts.

Essential Physics Student Lab Manual (EP-6326)

The Essential Physics Student Lab Manual is a student-consumable print book. In the manual there are 46 of the 89 labs (from the Essential Physics 3 textbook) that cover a full year of instruction. Best of all, the labs are completely integrated with PASCO equipment and software.

Comprehensive Physics Equipment Kit (EP-6490)

This kit is designed to support the lab investigations in the Essential Physics 3rd Edition curriculum. When used as part of our Essential Physics program, including the e-Book and lab manual, it creates a complete solution for teaching high school Physics. It can also be used to supplement your existing textbook, serving as the lab component of your curriculum. This use is supported by the more than 46 standards based Essential Physics labs, representing a full year of investigations for a standard physics course. Inside this comprehensive kit are the following:

  • Forces and Motion Kit
  • Simple Machines Engineering Kit
  • Oscillations, Waves, and Sound Kit
  • Light, Color, and Optics Kit
  • Essential Physics Modular Circuits Kit
  • Projectile Launcher
  • Additional Red Smart Cart
Standard Physics Equipment Kit (EP-3567)
  • Forces and Motion Kit
  • Modular Circuits Kit

Software Required –

  • SPARKvue Software

Each of the above kits and Lab manual are sold separately.

Education Resource Information

Investigations and activities covered using Comprehensive Equipment Kit (46 labs are designed to use this equipment set) or Standard Equipment Kit (25 labs are designed to use this equipment set)

  • Graphs of Motion
  • Motion Graphs
  • Acceleration
  • A Model for Accelerated Motion
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Hooke’s Law
  • Static and Kinetic Friction
  • Projectile Motion
  • Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
  • Static Equilibrium
  • Work and the Force vs. Distance Graph
  • Inclined Plane and the Conservation of Energy
  • Work and Energy
  • Springs and the Conservation of Energy
  • Work Done by Friction
  • Design a Crash Barrier
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Inelastic Collisions
  • Elastic Collisions
  • Levers
  • Pulleys
  • Ramps and Inclined Planes
  • Gear Ratios
  • Designing Gear Machines
  • Torque
  • Mechanical Advantage of Gears
  •  Oscillators
  • Resonance
  • Waves
  • Interference
  • Resonance and Sound
  • Design a Musical Instrument
  • Electricity and Circuits
  • Voltage and Batteries
  • Design a Lemon Battery
  • Resistors and Ohm’s Law
  • Series and Parallel Resistances
  • Electrical Power
  • Compound Circuits
  • Magnification of Mirrors
    and Lenses
  • Reflection in a Plane Mirror
  • Refraction of Light
  • Creating Real and Virtual Images with Lenses
  • Image Formation for a Convex Lens
  • Build a Microscope and Telescope
  • Phosphorescence
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