Featured in PASCO’s Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
Use a force sensor to observe the relationship between the extension of a spring and the resulting force required to extend the spring.
This experiment identifies the relationship between the extension of a spring and the resulting force required to extend the spring, also known as Hooke's Law.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring and recording the extension on a spring and the force applied to extend the spring.
- Plotting a graph of Force versus Distance (extension of the spring).
- Deriving a relationship between force and extension.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Uses range from collisions to tug-of-war.
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