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Effect of Temperature on Elasticity of Rubber Bands *

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How much force can a rubber band withstand before breaking? Do rubber bands that stretch longer take more or less force to break? How does the elasticity of a rubber band change with temperature? Use a spring scale to measure the applied force, and a meter stick or ruler to measure the change in length. Recording with a video camera (or possibly two) can help you to capture the values at the moment before the rubber band breaks. You can change the temperature of the rubber bands using heated or cooled water. (Coy, 2005)

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Bibliography

Coy, A.R., 2005. "How Does Temperature Affect a Rubber Band's Elasticity?" California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed April 18, 2006] http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2005/Projects/J0204.pdf

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