Physics & Astronomy
An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students are provided a context for exploration of springs and simple harmonic oscillators (a summer internship with a company that produces spring balances), and they must choose a question to explore that would be of interest to the company. While some possible questions are provided, no experimental directions are given. A variety of springs and lab equipment are available, and students must design an appropriate experiment to answer the chosen question. Students are asked to present their results in the form of a written memo to their supervisor at the spring balance company.
Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Physics & Astronomy part of CISMI:For Carleton Faculty:Equipment
Apparatus for Measuring Young's Modulus