Force Sensor for Datalogging in Schools

January 11, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
ScienceScope launch their new Force Sensor. As one of the UKs leading developers of datalogging equipment that provides technology-based science learning solutions, ScienceScope have developed the new low cost Force sensor. The Force sensor is designed to measure in a range ±50N.

This new low cost Force sensor is ideal for developing the counterintuitive concepts of forces and motion. It can be used to introduce the topic of motion and forces, helping identify simple situations of measuring the forces involved in everyday phenomena, such as the impact from a trolley or while connected to a mass spring for acceleration experiments making the study of dynamics much easier to understand.

Practical experiments give your students the opportunity to interpret situations in which several forces act on an object and understand the motion of objects analysed in terms of driving force and counter force. Using this idea to discuss changes in resultant force on an object and the changes in momentum. It can lead to discussions of the actions of road safety measures such as helmets on motorbikes, car seat-belts, crumple zones in cars.

With ScienceScope Datadisc software and datalogger the software can help analyse the motion and forces being used and assist students to see real-time changes as they happen.

· Range: ±50N
· Minimum recommended recording interval: 50µs

About ScienceScope
ScienceScope is a leading UK company providing Datalogging hardware and software for science education. ScienceScope is the company behind the Datadisc software that over the past 23 years has developed into a professional data analysis and datalogging tool, covering all areas of science education from early years through to higher education. ScienceScope customers are advancing science and teaching by using the tools to explore, innovate and develop Datalogging and science within their education institutions.


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