Book Slide Increasing Force Lab
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by Joe Marquez
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Note from the author:
Force = Mass x Acceleration Lab
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Table leaders will equally assign sections of the text below (1-min). Each member of your group will then read and annotate their section of the text in silent mode (3-min). Readers must make notes (text tool) and underline content to help them restate the main information during their share time. After the 3-min bell, each member will take turns sharing the content with the other group members (1-min share time each student). (7-min total
Materials:
(4) of the same type of book, Newton scale, string to pull books, smooth & clutter free table top, calculator.
(Each line on the Newton scale) = .5 Newtons

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Create a testable question that can be answered using the materials & equipment provided.
Keep in mind the lab name/topic, current vocabulary, background info & video example to help create your question.
Create a testable question that can be answered using the materials provided.
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What is your Hypothesis? (If/Then statement)
You must give this answer in an If/Then statement.
Procedure:
1) Place a loop of string inside a textbook (inside the cover) and hook a Newton scale to the string.
2) Pull the book across the table with a smooth steady pulling motion.
3) In the middle of the (constant speed) pulling motion read the force on the Newton scale. Record force in data table
4) Repeat test for a total of 3 trials. Calculate the Average pulling force (T1 + T2 + T3 ÷ 3).
5) Repeat steps 2, 3, & 4 with 2 books, then 3 books, then 4 books (stack books).
6) Help...review the video example above
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