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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. 

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9th - 12th
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Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment
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