Bringing a ‘Spring’ Back to Science 10/05/21

As the UK continues to ease its coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the Science Alliance at Rosedale College is taking a similar approach by inviting students back in the laboratory to improve practical and scientific skills. Currently, Year 8 students are investigating forces in the Physics module of the curriculum. Understanding forces is an important prerequisite for engineering concepts such as bridges, trampolines and roller coasters. This week, students carried out an experiment to investigate Hooke’s Law. In this practical, the students varied the force and measured the extension of a spring. Results were tabulated and then used to plot a graph. Overall, students enjoyed being back in the laboratory, carrying out fun investigations while learning.

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