Strings, Ropes & Rubber Bands
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Investigate how the distance of stretch in a rubber band at rest relates to the distance the rubber band travels after being released. [E]
Test The Effect of Knot Type on the Breaking Strength of Rope [P]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine which stitch type makes the strongest seam and see how that strength varies with different thread and fabric types. [E]
How Does Temperature Affect a Rubber Band's Elasticity? [E]
Determine whether the type of yarn used in a knitting project affected its shrinkage rate when washed and dried. [E]
Investigate how the restoring force of a rubber band varies with temperature. [E]
Comparing the Strength of Different Types of Fishing Line [P]
Which type of string will stretch the most? [E]
Determine the effect of temperature on the elasticity of a rubber band [P]
Comparing the Strength of Different Types of Fishing Line [P]
How Can Temperature, Weight and Stress Strengthen or Weaken a Standard Fishing Line and How Long It Takes to Break? [E] [E]
How the length of the string affects a yo-yo's sleeping time. [E]
The Effect of Varied Tennis String Tension on the Coefficient of Restitution [E]
The possible connection between the elasticity of tennis string and it's ability to put spin on a ball [E]
Determine the effect of changing the bridle point—the point where the kite string, or control line, attaches to the bridle—on the kite's flying height, while keeping the length of control line constant. [E]
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
A Study of the Double Fisherman's Knot Efficiency [E]
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