Y5 Investigating Rubber Bands

Pupils investigate the forces of push and pull and the effects on elastic bands bands of pulling and stretching them. They predict what will happen to the distance travelled by elastic bands the more they are pulled and stretched before release. Pupils investigate their predictions, record and graph their results and draw conclusions.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • NaG - pupils should experience forces that make things begin to move, get faster or slow down
  • WS - pupils should report and present findings from enquiries; record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, and bar and line graphs

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