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Interacting with forces

If you're looking at forces, there are a number of TESiboard interactive activities ideal for key stage 1. Force Labeller looks at the forces at work in a playground context, allowing pupils to label the pushes and pulls and add arrows to show their direction. Can pupils spot any more forces in action around the school? To check understanding, ask pupils to sort examples of forces into sets, dragging the circles to overlap to create a Venn diagram. There is also a virtual version of the classic "car down a ramp" investigation - great to use after children have run a series of tests with toy cars in the classroom. With their knowledge of different surfaces and their relative friction, can they predict the results?

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