Teachers TV: Primary Science - Physical world, force and motion

These video lesson starters for Primary Science all look at the topic of Force and Motion - pushes and pulls, and friction.

Teachers TV: Primary Science - Physical world, force and motion

These video lesson starters for Primary Science all look at the topic of force and motion - pushes and pulls, and friction.

They can be used at the beginning of a lesson to pose questions and to get your class thinking about the topic.

Force and motion


Primary Science: Forces - Pushes, pulls and friction

Five lesson starters provide some amusing introductions to the subject of forces.

Pushes and pulls


Pushing and pulling

This lesson starter helps children identify objects which may be moved by pushing and pulling.

Stopping moving objects

Archive film of a demolition ball at work shows how moving objects can be highly dangerous.

Changing movement by force

Watching the dough-making process shows that pushing and pulling can change the shape of an object.

Forces: Rocket launch

Launching empty plastic bottles into space is a fun way to demonstrate how much air pressure is needed to move objects of varying size.

Friction and resistance


Sliding objects

Two tug-of-war teams compete. A big guy is by himself on one team and is just wearing socks. His two opponents are wearing trainers. Who will win and why?

Air resistance

The air resistance of different size parachutes are tested when they are attached to eggs and then dropped from the top of a ladder to see what happens.

Reducing friction: Skid pan

The basics of friction are explained by using different materials.

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