# TES collection Primary Science - Forces

### 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.

#### KS1:

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.

#### KS2:

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.