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Hooke's Law

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students study Hooke's Law. They understand that stretch on a spring is directly proportional to the force applied to the end of the string. Students observe a spring being stretched as candies are added to a cup attached to the spring. They learn to graph scatter plots, analyze linear function, calculate and model slope.

Key Steps

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    Students will collect distance measurements using a CBR2 as a cup hanging from a slinky is filled with candy.

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    The data collected will then be modeled using a linear function and List calculations are performed in order to analyze the slope and discover Hooke’s Law.