Masses and Springs Simulation Homework


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Title Masses and Springs Simulation Homework
Description This homework explores the basics of springs and masses with phet's simulation. The homework consists of one problem with multiple questions. This activity was developed in 2003 before most of our research with PhET interviews and before we developed the Inquiry Guidelines. Therefore, the lessons are more directed then we would now recommend. Also, this activity was used in a course with very large enrollment (200+), so many questions are constrained to being multiple choice or numeric for computer grading. Please email phethelp@colorado.edu if you are a teacher and would like a solution key.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords energy, gravity, hooke, mass, phet activity, spring, stiffness, tension
Simulation(s) Masses & Springs


Author(s) Kathy Perkins, Carl Wieman
Contact Email katherine.perkins@colorado.edu
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 4/30/08
Date updated 1/8/11