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This two-hour activity for high school physics was created to accompany the PhET simulation Masses & Springs. In the first lesson, students will use the simulation to explore how displacement of a spring is mathematically related to the load applied to it. In the next day's exploration, learners analyze the energy of a mass oscillating on a spring by observing distribution and transfer of kinetic, elastic potential, and gravitational potential energy. Materials include learning goals, explicit directions for use of the simulation, homework problems, and answer key. The spring motion simulation (which is required to complete this activity) is available from PhET at: Masses & Springs. This lesson is part of the PhET (Physics Education Technology Project), a large collection of free interactive science simulations.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 3
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    • Grade 5
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    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Oscillations and Waves,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130508142916680T,friction,harmonic oscillation,simple harmonic motion,springs,Classical Mechanics,spring constant,Damped Oscillators,Work and Energy,Grade 10,damping,Grade 12,Applications of Newton's Laws,Grade 11,Informal Education,Higher Education,High School,Grade 13,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-102,Conservation of Energy,Physics,Technical Education (Lower Division),spring energy,elastic potential energy,Engineering,Springs and Oscillators,Oscillations,Hooke's Law,Technology

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    English

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