How to Use a Spring Scale


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Which letter points to the part of the spring scale that indicates the objects weight?

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1. Which of the following is true of an object's weight?


Complete the following sentence:

A object's _____ equals its _____ multiplied by the acceleration due to gravity.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are useful in checking your knowledge of spring scales and their characteristics. For the quiz, you will need to know what Hooke's Law is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can test your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of a spring scale
  • Hooke's Law
  • Components of spring scales
  • An object's weight

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding an object's weight
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what Hooke's Law states
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding components of these scales and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about these scales using the lesson, How to Use a Spring Scale. You will be able to complete these objectives:

  • Determine what spring scales are used for
  • Examine the benefits of using a spring scale
  • Compare and contrast mass and weight