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Dangle a spring to experiment with vibration and discover if period is dependent on amplitude. Strum a guitar and adjust the strings to compare displacement and sound. Use a Slinky® and guitar strings on a ring stand to uncover the mystery of resonance. For all three activities, Hooke's law and other equations are applied. These high-level activities will sing of information for your physics learners when studying wave motion, vibrations, and sound.
Using coil-spring driven cars, first year physicists experiment with Hooke's Law of elasticity. They also calculate potential and kinetic energy transfer times and distances. Not much instruction is provided to the teacher in this write-up; the procedure is vague. There are, however, a few useful tips and extension ideas that might make it worthwhile to glance over.
Scholars solve 24 various types of problems that include defining Hooke's Law, conducting an experiment, and exploring rate of change. They create a scatter plot to show the data for the number and the distance from the table to the top. Then, they apply the average distance computed to determine the rate of change for the linear model given.
Teaching elastic forces in your physics class is a snap with this resource! Scholars compare the stretch of rubber bands with differing width, then measure the stretch of a spring and calculate force. In a whole-class experiment, wire is attached to the ceiling and stretched by adding weights to the loose end. When the weights are removed, does the wire return to its original length? Materials lists, procedures, background information and assessments are all provided for your convenience.