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Learning to Use the Force Sensor

Figure from experiment 27 from Elementary Science with Vernier


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.


In this activity, you will

  • 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 Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 27 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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