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Force meter results

Discussion in 'Science' started by missiongeography, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. missiongeography

    missiongeography New commenter

    I´ve been given a Year 6 class and working with on Forces. Due to our circumstances I was wondering if somebody could supply the results for the experiment involving Newton Force meter and weight.

  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    If you are going to make up results you can simply multiply the mass in kg by 10 (or 9.8 if you want to be more accurate) to give the weight in newtons.

    However it does seem a bit pointless if you don't do the experiment. A quick search on line shows you can buy a newton force meter for less than £5. Are things really that tight?
  3. applecrumblebumble

    applecrumblebumble Lead commenter

    If you want to make it more interesting fill large plastic bottles with star dust (sand) to simulate the weight on different planets. Start with 100g mass which represents 1N get them used to the convertion of several masses to Newton’s on earth.
    For brighter children You can then introduce the idea of why there is a force on earth, they might know about gravity. They might know that in space they feel weightless but on the moon they weigh less. They can measure the force on different planets with your special bottles of stardust from different planets, arrange the sand mass to correspond to the force on these planets ( useful to paint the bottles to mask the sand), this can be an extension activity.
    phlogiston likes this.
  4. averagedan

    averagedan Established commenter

    For a small cost you can make your own newton meters - my bottom sets love doing it. Just costs me about 10-20 cheap springs.
  5. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Indeed you can. Here's a video showing how to do it, there are several others if you do a search.
  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Or borrow them from your friendly local secondary school for the cost of the time to get them,
    bonxie likes this.

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