This quantitative, inquiry based laboratory exercise for physics or physical science classes examines Hooke's Law, otherwise known as the spring force. The exercise measures the spring constant and is important in the study of simple harmonic motion and other oscillations.
This exercise uses a Hooke's Law apparatus
sold by Flinn Scientific.
Applicable to Physical Science, Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
Instructor's Notes and Student Worksheets are included.
This mini lab exercise can be used in conjunction with Laboratory: Harmonic Motion
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation