1. Using Micrometers and Calipers

How do you actually use a micrometer to measure small distances?

 

2. How to read a Vernier Scale

How to use a micrometer is something that you may find useful at some point when measuring small distances. Reading a vernier scale takes patience but once you get the hang of it is isn't so bad.

 

3. Light Gates and Data Loggers

Light gates. Straight forward sensors you attach to a data logger and computer to record the time the IR/visible light beam is broken for. You can then calculate the velocity from these readings.

 

4. How to use a Multimeter

So many students struggle with how to use multimeters at first. In A Level Physics you'll need to be comfortable with using a multimeter. By turning the dial you select what you're measuring and the range of values it is sensitive to. That's it!