Credit: “Spring is in the Air” JD Hanckock via Flickr CC BY 2.0 The spring constant is a mathematical parameter present in Hooke’s law, the mathematical law that describes the stored potential energy of a coiled or stretched spring. Hooke’s Law, named after the English natural philosopher RobertRead More →

Key conceptsspringsElasticityWeightDistance introductionHave you ever played with a Slinky, used a pinball machine, written with a click pen, or ridden in a car? If so, then you have used a spring! Springs are in machines all around us and have many useful functions. In this activity, you will learn anotherRead More →