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Get a Grip!

Introduction

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

Objectives

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 Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

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

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Experiment 18 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

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