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Forces experiments

AIM OF THE EXPERIMENTS
The aim of these experiments is to give you an idea of the forces needed to do everyday things.

WHAT TO DO:
Use the Newton spring balances or Newton scales to find the force in Newtons needed to:
A Open a drawer
B Turn twenty pages of your a large book
C Push a drawing pin into a piece of wood
D Pull a small stool across the floor
E Pull a wheeled chair or stool across the room
F Pull some sellotape off itís reel
G Throw a shuttlecock
H Turn on a water tap
I Open a pair of scissors
J Open a pencil case
K Pull the top off a biro
L Pull down the board projector screen
M Rip a piece of paper
N Pull apart two pieces of glued paper
O Open a door (see if you can find one with a door closer fitted)
P Lift up an apple
Q Lift up a book
 
 
 
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