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ERIC Number: EJ860230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Young's Modulus of a Marshmallow
Pestka, Kenneth A., II
Physics Teacher, v46 n3 p 140-141 Mar 2008
When teaching the subject of elasticity, it is often difficult to find a straightforward quantitative laboratory that can give a "hands-on" feel for the subject. This paper presents an experiment that demonstrates the essentials of elasticity by observing the behavior of marshmallows under a compressive load. Like other marshmallow-based activities, this experiment is straightforward, fun, and readily extendable to more complicated and advanced topics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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