# Primary Science - Forces

Resources | Published 26 January, 2011

### Forces

Understanding the nature of forces at work in our world is a vital concept in Physical Science. Here are resources to help you plan and to inspire your pupils to discuss, explore and experiment.

#### Push and Pull Presentation

A PowerPoint with different examples of pushes and pulls for pupils to discuss movement.

#### Forces and Movement

A Powerpoint showing how various toys react to forces.

#### Pushes, Pulls and Twists

A worksheet for pupils to list which forces would make each object move faster, slower or change direction.

#### Pushes and Pulls Label Pack

All you need for a great display on forces, including questions and key vocabulary.

#### Force Labeller

A playground screen showing various forces at work. Zoom in to focus on each example and discuss.

#### Ramp Experiment

A virtual version of a ramp experiment showing friction and gravity at work, using ramp angle and type of surface as variables.

#### Introduction to pushes and pulls

A lesson plan and sorting worksheet for Y1 pupils to learn about forces.

#### Force Detectives

A lesson plan and worksheet for Y2 pupils to explore forces in action.

#### What makes it move?

A screen to introduce forces and a forces concept map for pupils to complete, illustrated with Widgit or PCS symbols.

#### Forces Display Posters

KS2 posters revising key points of magnets, gravity, air resistance, forces and friction.

#### Friction Plans and Resources

A variety of useful worksheets and full planning for the Y4 unit.

#### Air Resistance

A parachute experiment for pupils to try, with planning and worksheets.

#### Friction Lesson

An investigation into friction, put into context using the runner, Usain Bolt.

#### Magnets Investigation

Investigation sheet for pupils to test the strength of various types of magnet.

#### Water Resistance

An experiment for children to design a shape that offers less resistance when dropped into water. Aimed at Y4 pupils.

#### Making Bridges

A rail engineer visits a Y5 class to demonstrate the forces at work on structures such as bridges, and children design models using their newly-acquired knowledge.

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## Comment (4)

• Very helpful, easy on the eye and colourful information to put up on our display boards. Many thanks for your hard work.

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20:29
1 August, 2011

• Super - many thanks.

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12:06
2 April, 2012

• Its really interesting and creative,thanks

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15:38
22 February, 2013

• Thank You!

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6 November, 2013