Measuring Forces
Ks3 resource for measuring forces.
Introduction lesson to forces.
Newton meter practical using spring and hanging masses. Easy lesson taught a million times never not been good and engaging. Lesson 1 out of 8.

- Lesson plan
- Detailed PowerPoint with animations. Also contains all answers to worksheets. (51 pages but contains all Worksheets).
- All worksheets, included starter, and main worksheet needed for practical and differentiated lower and higher ability.
- Three different plenaries
- Homework worksheet, with answers.

Aspects of National curriculum lesson covers (In varying detail):
• Gravity force, weight = mass x gravitational field strength (g), on Earth g=10 N/kg.
• Balanced forces and opposing forces and equilibrium: weight held by stretched spring.
• Forces as pushes or pulls, arising from the interaction between two objects.
• Forces measured in Newtons (N).
• Measurements of stretch or compression as force is changed.
Save for later
  • Learning-Plan---Forces-Done.doc
  • Measuring-the-forces-around-you-DONE-Complete-with-all-changes.pptm
  • Starter-Forces.pptx
  • Pratcial-worksheet-higher-ability-Done.pptx
  • Pratcial-worksheet-lower-ability-Done.pptx

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Created: Jun 13, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Lesson plan

doc, 72 KB


Whole lesson

pptm, 6 MB



pptx, 125 KB


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