Materials List: Physics Tug of War

Each group needs:

  • 15-20 extra large, heavy paperclips
  • 6-7 6-inch rubber bands OR, make a 6-10-inch chain of 10-15 smaller rubber bands
  • 3 identical hardcover books about one-half-inch thick; such as math books, encyclopedias, dictionaries
  • 1 yardstick
  • masking tape; share a roll among all groups
  • Physics Tug of War! Worksheet, one per student