Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Understand Stretching

In this worksheet, students will learn how things stretch.

'Understand Stretching' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Physics: Motion and Forces

Curriculum subtopic:   Forces

Popular topics:   Physics worksheets

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This is a force meter. It is used to measure forces. The spring inside it stretches when pulled and there is a scale in Newtons that shows the force applied to it. Springs are elastic because they go back to their original shape after being stretched.



When you first hang something on a force meter, the forces are unbalanced, so it begins to stretch. As it stretches, it produces a bigger force pulling the object towards itself until the forces are balanced and the stretching stops. Then you can see the weight of the object.


Robert Hooke was a famous British scientist whose work led to the invention of the force meter. The unit of the force though, Newton, was named after his rival scientist Isaac Newton!

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Popular Science topics

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents