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Hooke’s Law—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7162

Price: $40.50

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In the Hookes Law Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics, measure and prove that the stretch of a spring is proportional to its load.

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How do the stretch properties of a rubber band compare to these of a spring? Students discover Hooke’s law by experimenting with two different elastic materials—springs and rubber bands—and graphically determining the stretch distance and the force exerted by those materials. Students learn that not all elastic materials follow this law. The effect of the spring constant on simple harmonic motion is also explored as students measure the frequency of oscillating rubber bands and springs. Detailed instructions and Teacher Notes are provided. Standard laboratory equipment, such as support stands and clamps, are required. 

Super Value Kit is complete for 8 student groups. All materials are reusable. A weight set is required and available separately. Replacement springs are also available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.