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Y10 Science – Elastic Energy of Springs

Posted: May 19, 2017

Energy can be stored in springs. The amount of potential energy stored depends on its elasticity. How does the applied force on a spring affect the amount it stretches? Y10 science students investigated this question by attaching masses to a spring, measuring the relative spring extensions, and then graphing applied force vs. spring extension to gain an understanding of the spring’s elastic limit.