Experiment 1: Work Done by a Spring
In this experiment, you will investigate work done by a spring.
Calibrate the 5 N spring scale to zero.
Lay the ruler on the table with the centimeter scale closest to you.
Place the end of the spring with the circular hook next to the ruler so that the end
of the spring lines up to the 0 cm mark on the ruler (Figure 7).
Step 3 reference. Notice that the end of the free spring is lined
up to the 0 cm mark of the ruler.
Hook the spring scale onto the circular hook of the spring. Make sure the Newton
scale is visible so you will be able to make measurements.
Secure the spring by grabbing 10 coils from the opposite end of the spring.
: It is important that you always secure 10 coils of the spring. If possible, do
not let go of the spring while recording data.
Pull the spring scale until the end of the spring is stretched to the 5 cm mark on
the ruler. Record the force reading on the spring scale in Table 1.
Repeat Steps 3 - 6 for stretching distances of 10, 15, 20, and 25 cm.
Table 1: Spring Scale Force Data
5 N Spring Scale
*You Must Provide