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Students experiment with a section of plastic tubing that is set up to act like a spring. First they study the forces it exerts as a function of the amount the tubing is stretched and then they make a "slingshot" and use the conservation of energy to calculate how high you can "shoot" a mass with the slingshot.

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Introductory

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Equipment

Number of set-ups available: 10

Per lab station:

2 C-clamps
3 ring stand clamps
2 ring stand bars (medium size)
1 three pronged clamp
1 ring stand/medium length bar
1 meterstick
4 200 gm hooked weights
4 100 gm hooked weights
1 U shaped steel projectile
1 ball of string
1 pair of scissors
1 balance
1 plastic tray to hold loose materials
1 rubber tubing/cylindrical ring stand attachments
1 foam pad

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