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Why do rubber bands snap back?

This investigation is all about scientific inquiry, getting students to plan and carry out investigations exploring potential and kinetic energy as well as Newton’s second law (F=ma). Students take true agency over their learning as they design and conduct an experiment of their choosing to investigate an area related to the core ‘why’ phenomenon.

Build Guides

To do so, students will be required to build the following projects as part of the ‘Why do rubber bands snap back?’ lesson set:

  • The catapult

Concepts

Use this lesson to guide your students while investigating and exploring the following aspects of physical science and/or engineering:

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