Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology
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Force Plate Used to Measure Forces Exerted by Screws

As part of Project Lead The Way engineering courses, Ken Kessenich at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, WI started teaching a new unit that involves simple machines. He wanted his student to see REAL problems instead of simulations to demonstrate effort force and mechanical advantage. To measure the force exerted by screws, he uses the Force Plate and Vernier LabQuest.

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