Spring and Mass Model

Explore the motion of a mass hanging on a spring and how the amount of mass affects the period.

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Run a simulation of a spring-mass system and choose the variables to explore in this third activity in the InquirySpace sequence. Modeling this system expands the possibilities of experimentation to a wide range of factors. Will the model confirm the findings of the physical system investigated earlier? How will period be affected by gravity, spring constant, amplitude or damping? Use CODAP graphical analysis tools to answer your own questions, investigate this complex data and present your results. (InquirySpace activity 3 of 7.)

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Subject
Physics

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
High School

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CC BY 4.0

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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