Hooke's Law, Spring Constant, and Energy HONORS

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Title Hooke's Law, Spring Constant, and Energy HONORS
Description Lab builds from qualitative observations of spring motion, energies of a moving spring, and altering of a spring constant to a quantitative application of Hooke's Law. Students have a choice of using Hooke's Law directly or graphing and finding a spring constant via slope. Students then use the spring constant to determine unknown masses and verify their work using the virtual lab. Written for an introductory activity at the honors level or for a later unit activity at a regular level.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords elastic, energy, honors, hooke's law, k, spring constant
Simulation(s) Masses and Springs (HTML5)

Author(s) Steve Banasiak
School / Organization Homewood-Flossmoor HighSchool
Date submitted 11/26/19
Date updated 11/26/19