Balanced and Unbalanced Forces (KS3 Activate)

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces.

This high quality, ready to go lesson is suitable for Key Stage 3 students and is based upon the Forces topic from the Activate Scheme of Work.

It includes an attractive, student friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives and tasks, keywords for the lesson and an opportunity for reflection on the learning that has taken place. It also includes a 2-page differentiated teacher’s lesson plan with comprehensive guidance and a student worksheet.

This lesson teaches students:

  • What balanced and unbalanced forces are
  • What the effects of unbalanced forces are
  • How to calculate resultant forces

Check out these other great resources:
Introduction to Forces
Squashing and Stretching Forces
Drag Forces and Friction
Forces at a Distance

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Created: May 19, 2019

Updated: May 26, 2019


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