Spring and Mass Experiment

Explore mass as an independent variable in a hands-on experiment with a spring-mass system.

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This hands-on activity requires a motion sensor and the SensorConnector app.

Practice lab skills, automatic data collection and graphical analysis while exploring the fundamental properties of springs in the second activity in the InquirySpace sequence.

How does mass affect the period of oscillation of a mass on a spring? Use a motion probe to capture the “bounce” of a range of masses suspended on a spring, then analyze the sinusoidal waveforms in CODAP to understand the relationship. This hands-on activity requires a motion sensor and the free SensorConnector app. (InquirySpace activity 2 of 7.)

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Subject
Physics

Focus Area
Probeware

Grade Level
High School

License
CC BY 4.0

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Spring and Mass Experiment. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2015, August 30.</a>

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Spring and Mass Experiment (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, August 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Spring and Mass Experiment (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2015, August 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Spring and Mass Experiment. (2015, August 30). Retrieved 2017, June 29, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

This hands-on activity requires a motion sensor and the SensorConnector app.

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This resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's InquirySpace project.

Grade Level
High School
Subject
Physics
Focus Area
Probeware
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