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Rubber Band Cannon—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6624

Price: $115.40

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With the Rubber Band Cannon Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics, safely enhance your rubber band firing skills while learning about the properties of falling objects and projectile motion.

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Shooting rubber bands is a favorite pastime for many students. Now, give your students the chance to safely use their rubber band firing skills while learning about the properties of falling objects and projectile motion. This is a laboratory experience your students will never forget! Students use the scientific method to determine what characteristics of the Rubber Band Cannon allow them to shoot rubber bands certain distances. A target is placed at a specific distance, and students must use their data to “dial in” the proper settings to shoot the rubber band onto the target. A great way for students to test the predictability of their results. Includes reproducible student handouts and detailed Teacher Notes.

Super Value Kit is complete for eight student groups.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Launch stick, 8
Rubber band cannon base, 8
Rubber band, #64, 15
Rubber bands, 3½" x ⅛", 15
Screw, stainless steel, 4-40, 1½" long, 8
Washer, flat, stainless steel, ⅛" i.d., 5/16" o.d., 8
Wing nut, nylon 6/6, 4-40, 8


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change