Moments and Hooke's law

The resources in this list look at moments and Hooke's Law.  The list provides a range of activities, lesson ideas, film clips, background information, practical tips and suggested teaching strategies to address misconceptions.

The activities link to the following areas of the 2014 National Curriculum:

• moment as the turning effect of a force
• simple machines give bigger force but at the expense of smaller movement (and vice versa): product of force and displacement unchanged
• force-extension linear relation; Hooke’s Law as a special case
• forces: associated with deforming objects; stretching and squashing – springs
• measurements of stretch or compression as force is changed
• opposing forces and equilibrium: weight held by stretched spring or supported on a compressed surface

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