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Springs and Stretching

In this worksheet students have a chance to explore the world of springs, how they stretch and the forces involved.

'Springs and Stretching' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Uses of Everyday Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Altering Shapes of Some Solid Objects

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Worksheet Overview



Springs are found in loads and loads of things around you (as you'll find out if you don't already know!) and work by stretching and shrinking, pulling things as they do.

In this worksheet you'll find out what sort of things contain springs, how they work and what happens when they stretch and shrink. Springs are all about forces: you need to use force to make them stretch and as they do so a force builds up within the spring.


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