Investigating Springs

Equipment

  • Clamp Stand
  • Spring
  • 100g slotted masses
  • Ruler

Method

  1. Fix the spring into the clamp stand.
  2. Measure the length of the spring.
  3. Add a 100g mass to the spring.
  4. Measure the length again.
  5. Continue to add masses until you reach 500g.

Risk Assessment

The spring is under tension it could snap or slip off the clamp. To protect your eyes you should wear safety spectacles.

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