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Get a Grip!

Experiment #17 from Elementary Science with Vernier

Education Level
Elementary School


In this experiment, you will measure your grip strength. You will see if your grip strength changes as you grip an object for a longer time. You will also compare your grip strength with your classmates.


In this experiment, you will

  • Use a Gas Pressure Sensor to measure your gripping power.
  • See which of your hands has the greater gripping power.
  • Learn what happens to your gripping power as time goes by.
  • Compare your gripping power with your classmates.

Sensors and Equipment

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

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