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This simulation provides a realistic virtual mass-and-spring laboratory. Users can explore spring motion by manipulating stiffness of the spring, the hanging mass, the initial pull, damping (friction) and gravity. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Work and Energy
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Hooke's Law
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access © 2005 PHET; University of Colorado at Boulder Additional information is available. Hooke's Law, damping, elastic potential energy, friction, harmonic oscillation, simple harmonic motion, spring constant, springs Metadata instance created April 26, 2006 by Caroline Hall Jan 06, 2018 by Caroline Hall March 3, 2006

### NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
• 5-8: Motion & Forces
• 9-12: Motions & Forces
• 9-12: Conservation of Energy & Increase in Disorder
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AIP Format
(PhET, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs, (PhET, Boulder, 2005), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. (2006, March 3). Retrieved September 20, 2020, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab
Chicago Format
PhET. PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: PhET, March 3, 2006. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab (accessed 20 September 2020).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs. Boulder: PhET, 2005. 3 Mar. 2006. 20 Sep. 2020 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/mass-spring-lab>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Masses & Springs}, Publisher = {PhET}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {20 September 2020}, Month = {March 3, 2006}, Year = {2005} }
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