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November 28, 2011

Monday 28th November 2011 – Young Scientists in Year 3

Filed under: English,Science,Whole School @ 4:02 pm

This afternoon, children in Year 3 carried out a Scientific investigation into the push and pull forces exerted by elastic bands.  Using a band stretched between two chair legs, they carefully measured how far the band was pulled back, and then measured how far the band pushed a wooden block.  They found out that the larger the ‘pull’ force, the larger the ‘push’ force and the further the block travelled.

(Report by Mrs Milne)


  1. We did the same investigation in our class last half term! We also found out that the further back we pulled the elastic band the further the block travelled. What was the furthest that the block went?

    Class 6, St Johns

      Class 6, St Johns — November 30, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

  2. Thanks for your comment Class 6!
    The furthest the block travelled was one metre. This was when the band was pulled back 10cm. The block travelled across sugar paper.

      mrsmilne — November 30, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

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