Spring Motion

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Get the class all wound up about spring motion! Science scholars manipulate interactive springs and observe the effects of change using an online activity. Customizable options include the number of springs as well as the spring and damping constants. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide springs for each pupil to use alongside the resource
  • Have students record the spring and damping constants, then their observations of what happens when they cut springs or add them to the simulation
Classroom Considerations
  • Project the interactive and explain how to manipulate the springs so everyone is comfortable with the controls
  • Assumes learners understand spring constant and damping constant
Pros
  • The interactive contains realistic motion
  • Controls allow the user to add and cut springs and vary experimental constants
Cons
  • The directions are fairly vague
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