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Title Designing Experiments Using Masses & Springs
Description This activity was used in 9th grade physics to help students learn how to design their own investigations. The learning goals were: 1) Write testable questions 2) Isolate variables 3) Organize data in tables 4) Analyze data (draw conclusions) The file "Week11.doc" shows how this lesson fit into the whole week's plan. We did this activity on Tuesday.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords design, experiment, force, investigations, mass, spring
Simulation(s) Masses & Springs


Author(s) Karen King
Contact Email kingkar@missouri.edu
School / Organization Denver School of Science and Technology
Date submitted 8/13/07
Date updated 4/28/15