Spring Tester Kit
Demonstrates the characteristics of coiled springs and how to test them (Hooke’s law).
This kit includes different coiled springs for experiments in spring testing. These include extension springs, compression springs, parallel springs, and springs that can connect in series.
Students test the springs to prove Hooke’s Law and find their spring rate, comparing it with given manufacturer’s values. They also test springs in parallel and series to see how this affects the overall spring rate.
The kit helps students to understand the link between spring rate, spring extension, and the design and construction of springs. It introduces students to key engineering terms such as:
- Spring rate
- Hooke’s Law
- Spring pretension
This versatile kit allows many experiments using different arrangements of its parts. Students, teachers, or lecturers fit the parts of the kit to the Work Panel (ES1) (supplied separately) to study or demonstrate an engineering science topic.
TecQuipment supply a CD-ROM with the Work Panel (ES1). It includes all the worksheets, guidance notes, and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments with each kit. The selection of parts in the kits and the choice of fixing points on the work panel means that teachers or lecturers may extend the experiments to an even greater range.
NSW: Module: Civil Structures
VIC: Unit 1 - Area of Study 1 - Outcome 1
Unit 3 - Area of Study 1 - Outcome 1
QLD: Unit 3 - Topic 3
Unit 4 - Topic 1