Spring Oscillators Activity

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Title Spring Oscillators Activity
Description This activity uses a PHET simulation to explore the behavior of oscillating springs. You will experiment with different combinations of springs, masses and other parameters. You can specify the properties of the springs (spring constant, length) by means of sliders. In the “energy” and “lab” modes damping can be added. You can even change gravity, moving the experiment to other planets! The format of this worksheet is that you write your responses on the sheet using a different font color, and incorporate any sketches, tables etc. into the file.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords oscillations, springs
Simulation(s) Masses and Springs (HTML5)

Author(s) Silas Laycock
School / Organization University of Massachusetts Lowell
Date submitted 20/04/17
Date updated 20/04/17