Introducing forces

Investigation video, interactive animation, photo slideshow, song sheet and activity sheets exploring pushes and pulls.

Ages
Ages 4-7
Topic
Forces

Resources

  

Pushes and pulls video

Video

Short video in which a presenter demonstrates how to make a force board and use it to perform a simple experiment (6:04).

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Introducing forces animation

Interactive activity

Short animation introducing the topic of forces.

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Pushes and pulls slideshow

Presentation

A slideshow of images showing pushes and pulls in the real world.

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Force board investigation activity sheet

Worksheet

Planning sheet to be used by pupils performing the force board experiment shown in the pushes and pulls video.

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Measuring centimetres activity sheet

Worksheet

Worksheet in which pupils use a ruler to measure how far each car has travelled in centimetres and decide which has gone farthest.

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Pushes and pulls activity sheet

Worksheet

Worksheet in which pupils draw examples of themselves using pushing and pulling forces.

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Parents' notes (introducing forces)

Parents' information

Information sheet for parents on how they can support their child's learning on the topic of forces at home.

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The forces song activity sheet

Worksheet

Songs lyrics to be sung to a well-known tune to reinforce key vocabulary on the topic of forces.

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Teachers' notes (introducing forces)

Teachers' notes

Forces teachers' notes.

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