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Investigating Velcro Experiment

Ideal for ages 5 to 11
Year 1 to Year 6 (Primary 2 to 7)

A novel way to investigate and measure forces - without using a force meter!

How much weight can you lift with a piece of Velcro?
With younger children you can play this as a game -
whilst worksheets encourage older ones to think about the relationship
between mass and weight - and to consider what constitutes a 'fair test'.

Topics covered in this experiment include:

Measuring forces;

Thinking about what makes a 'fair test';

The importance of taking several measurements;

Finding out how Velcro works - and why old Velcro does not work as well as new Velcro.

Investigating Velcro Standard Pack   (S13)   £7
Investigating Velcro Class Pack   (S13C)   £22
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

The Standard Pack contains:

Worksheets and Teacher Notes in a spiral bound book (so they can be easily photocopied).

Large plastic screw-top jar and Velcro strips - for one experiment.

The Class Pack contains:

Worksheets and Teacher Notes in a spiral bound book and on CD-ROM - so you can print as many copies as you need.

6 x large plastic screw-top jar and Velcro strips - for six experiments.

Note - this experiment is also included in the Science Club packs and Fun with Forces Instant Science pack.

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