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written by John Roeder
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This student activity is designed to explore the potential energy of springs. By hanging different masses on a spring, students are lead to determine the potential energy in a stretched spring. Included are notes for instructors wishing to use this material.

This activity is part of a PTRA manual on Energy.
Book Title: Teaching about Energy
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Work and Energy
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
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energy activities, energy in springs, potential energy
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Topic: Periodic and Simple Harmonic Motion
Unit Title: Conservation of Energy and Forces on a Spring

This lab activity, designed to explore the potential energy of springs, is offered in both an introductory and an advanced version.  Using equipment available in most high school science labs, it includes reproducible data tables, "elicit" questions, and graphing activities.

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J. Roeder, in Teaching about Energy (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 2003), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93).
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J. Roeder, Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position, in Teaching about Energy (American Association of Physics Teachers, College Park, 2003), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93>.
APA Format
Roeder, J. (2003). Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position. In Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93
Chicago Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position." In Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93 (accessed 19 December 2014).
MLA Format
Roeder, John. "Teaching about Energy: Dependence of Elastic Energy on Position." Teaching about Energy. College Park: American Association of Physics Teachers, 2003. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3772&DocID=93>.
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