The Spring Motion Model shows the motion of a block attached to an ideal spring. The block can oscillate back-and-forth horizontally. Users can change the mass of the block, the spring constant of the spring, and the initial position of the block. You can then see the resulting motion of the block, as well as see bar graphs of the energy and plots of the block's position, speed, and acceleration as a function of time. The Spring Motion model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. See Related Materials for an interactive homework problem that takes learners step-by-step through each component of a "block and spring" exercise. It provides free-body diagrams, conceptual analysis, and explicit support in using the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem to solve the problem.


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    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Model with mathematics.

    CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context

    CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship.?

    CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.?

    CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-TF.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions

    CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-TF.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    Choose trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena with specified amplitude, frequency, and midline.?
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