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Lesson Starters - Physical World: Force and Motion
These video lesson starters for KS2 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
- Five lesson starters provide some amusing introductions to the subject of forces.
Pushes and Pulls
- This lesson starter helps children identify objects which may be moved by pushing and pulling.
- Archive film of a demolition ball at work shows how moving objects can be highly dangerous.
- Watching the dough-making process shows that pushing and pulling can change the shape of an object.
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
- The basics of friction are explained by using different materials.
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