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Learning to Use a Force Sensor

Experiment #1 from Investigating Force

Education Level
Elementary School


You can use a Force Sensor to measure the strength of a push or pull. In this activity, you will work with a Force Sensor to learn how it works.


  • Learn to use the Force Sensor.
  • Measure the changing forces as you pull and push on the Force Sensor.
  • Match shapes using what you have learned about the Force Sensor.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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