Drag Forces and Friction (KS3 Activate)

Drag Forces and Friction.

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 practical worksheet.

This lesson teaches students:

  • What friction is
  • What causes friction
  • How to investigate the frictional force caused by different surfaces
  • How to analyse data collected and draw conclusions
  • What drag is

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

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  • Drag-Forces-and-Friction.pptx
  • Drag-Forces-and-Friction-Lesson-Plan.pdf
  • Investigating-Friction.pdf

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Created: Sep 17, 2018

Updated: May 25, 2019


pptx, 14 MB


Lesson plan

pdf, 180 KB



pdf, 305 KB


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