Purpose  Find the relationship between the oscillation period of a spring and the spring constant, mass and amplitude.
Materials  5 springs with different spring constants, timer, various masses and ruler.
Data and Graphs  Force vs. Change in Distance for each spring
 Amplitude vs. Period
 mass vs. Period
 Spring Constant vs. Period
Calculations/Manipulations  Report the spring constants for each spring (from each graph)
 Rewrite equations for AFTER they are STRAIGHTENED
Questions  If you noticed, the springs had the same diameter. What do you think would happen if the diameter of the spring was increased?
 What do you think the spring constant would be of a longer spring? What would happen to the period of a longer spring. (Keeping the diameter the same as the springs in the lab.)
Conclusion  Restate purpose
 List results  relationships and equations
 Discussion the slopes, yintercepts and area under the curve for each graph
 List errors (BE SPECIFIC!!)
