Hooke’s Law Lab

Before Class Preparation:

In Class Activity:

  • Investigating Hooke’s Law with 3 different springs
    • Describe mathematically the relationship between the force and stretch of a spring.
    • Understand what is meant by spring constant and to be able to determine the spring constant.
    • Determine the amount of energy stored in the stretched spring.

After Class Work:

  • Graph & Data Analysis
  • Discussion Questions

Introduction to Motion

Before Class Preparation:

Videos:

In Class Activity:

  • Buggy/Pull Back Car Activity
    • Describe the difference between uniform & non-uniform motions
    • Explain how you would predict the position of the object, 1.0 s after your last measurement
  • Assessment Criteria (Thinking/Inquiry):
    • compile accurate data from laboratory and record the data using appropriate formats: graphing & line of best fit

After Class Work: