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Testing The Forces Affecting The Distance A Margarine Tub Travels Introduction We are testing for actions or influence that accelerates or changes the velocity of an object An object experiences a force when it is pushed or pulled by another object For example shoving a stationary ball applies a force that causes the shopping ball to accelerate Also a dropped ball accelerates towards the ground because of the presence of the gravitational force electrical charges attract or repel each other because of the presence of an electric force Usually several forces act on an object at once If multiple forces combine to give a net force that is zero then the object will not gain speed or lose speed the object will either remain motionless or continue moving at a constant speed Plan In this experiment I will be testing to see if different forces being added to a margarine tub affects the distanced the tub is propelled Possible variables to test 1 Adding weight to the margarine tub 2 Changing the tension of the elastic band 3 Changing the distance the band is pulled back 4 Adding elastic bands 5 Change the surface eg concrete Basic apparatus Margarine tub Elastic bands Metre rule Weights 100g-1kg 2x stands Method V1 In this test I tested to see if adding more elastic band affects the distance that the marg tub travelled I set the apparatus up shown in the diagram above I pulled the bands back 10 cm every time I also added a fixed weight in the tub of 500g this helped to give more accurate results First I put
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