Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab


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What is elasticity?

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1. If you stretch a rubber band by hanging a weight on it, how will the force applied relate to the length the band extends?

2. On a force-extension graph, what does the slope represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you are curious about the true definition of elasticity, then you are invited to utilize the worksheet and quiz pairing to see how much you know. The questions in the quiz test you on important terms and equations that you will need to know while conducting a lab on elasticity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be assessed on your knowledge of:

  • Hooke's Law
  • Force-extension graphing
  • Elasticity

Skills Practiced

Analyze your application of these important skills while completing the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about a lab measuring the elasticity of solids from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of elasticity to understand how the force of weight on a rubber band relates to how far the band will stretch
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem measuring the extended length of a rubber band after doubling the mass on the band
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding Hooke's Law

Additional Learning

Investigate further by checking out the accompanying video lesson titled Elasticity of Solids: Physics Lab. You will meet these learning objectives after finishing the lesson:

  • Learn the steps you should take to complete a physics lab on the elasticity of a solid
  • Understand how to calculate the force of gravity
  • Know how to plot a graph for data analysis following the completion of the physics lab