The purpose of this lab is to study Hooke's Law and simple harmonic motion by studying the behavior of a mass on a spring. Your goal will be to determine the stiffness of a given spring by analyzing how a spring reacts to certain applied forces. Students will get a hands on approach to deriving Hooke's Law. They will have to use graphical analysis to complete this lab. This lab is a perfect way to introduce your students to springs and elastic potential energy! Enjoy!