Lab Assignment Sheet
Exploring Springs, Scales, and Hooke’s Law (Week 9)
Model or Topic Explored:
We will be exploring the Elastic Force Particle, by looking at a
classic example of Hooke’s law, updated using the sensors and advanced data
collection ability of the IOLab unit.
You will be determining the spring constant of the
spring provided with the unit, or any spring available at home, in this lab using the
graphical and mathematical representations.
Name: Emily Davis
Date: Aug. 17
Spring will stretch
Spring will bounce back
We will apply force to move the IOLab unit. The IOLab unit will move.
The force on the sensor
The displacement of the spring
Constants: the spring
How does __the force__ depend on _displacement for a spring_?