Education Technology

Groucho's Sign Shop

Published on 03/23/2005

Activity Overview

Students' use force sensors to investigate forces and learn about force as a vector.
Similar concept to the common "spring scale" force vector lab, but with a real-world twist.

Before the Activity

A pretest is included in the main activity file for learning assessment if desired.

During the Activity

See the attached file for lab instructions and instructor notes.
The clearest picture of the lab setup can be found on Page 5.

After the Activity

A post-test is included in the main activity lab if desired.
A worksheet of vector-force problems is attached below.