This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines the angular frequency of a mass attached to a spring and set into simple harmonic motion. Hooke's Law, otherwise known as the spring force, is also examined.
This exercise uses a Hooke's Law apparatus
sold by Flinn Scientific.
This laboratory exercise comes bundled with General Guidelines For Laboratory Reports
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This laboratory exercise can be used as a follow up to Mini Lab: Hooke's Law
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation