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Spring scale HTML5

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Summary

The Spring scale measures a force. The mass is raised up when the tension in the spring balances the mass’s weight. The spring's elongation is proportional to the intensity of the force.              

Click and drag the hand to create a force. In the "measuring the weight" tab, click on a mass to select it.

then click and drag the spring scale upwards to exert a force.

Learning goals

  • To explain the link between the intensity of the force and the elongation of the spring.
  • To distinguish weight (force) from mass (scalar).

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