Last updated

30 March 2021

This is an action-packed distance learning or home school introduction to forces.

This resource has been designed so that the animated PowerPoint replaces the teacher by providing structure, sequence, knowledge and answers. The worksheets, cut-outs, foldable and progress check provide a familiar medium for students to develop and test their knowledge, continue to develop their literacy skills and use their creativity to organise their learning and assess their progress.

The simulated practical takes the student through designing a table and reading newtonmeter scales.

The second practical introduces an element of fun and competition by using a bathroom scales to find the family member with the strongest grip (photograph of how to do this shown on the PowerPoint). Students are instructed to multiply the reading by 10 to convert to newtons.

What’s Covered

• Force is a pull or a push with examples.
• Arrows indicate the direction of force.
• Contact and non-contact forces explained and examples
• Forces can change an objects speed, direction or shape
• The Newton and newtonmeter.
• Real-life examples of forces.

Resources

1. An animated PowerPoint which guides the student through the lesson by:
• explaining how to use distance learning effectively;
• explaining how to use this resource;
• explaining current, voltage and resistance and the relationship between them;
• providing the answers to all the worksheets so that the students can mark and correct their work.
1. Four worksheets, and two cut-out activities, the answers to which are in the PowerPoint.

2. A foldable and cut-out activity so that students can record and organise their learning.

3. A checklist for students to use to assess their progress.

4. Digital quick test

5. For those students without internet or a computer or a computer at home a condensed printable copy of the PowerPoint is provided for distribution by school.

Ways to Use this Resource

• Upload PowerPoint and worksheets to school intranet. Students print their own worksheets.
• Upload PowerPoint and worksheets to school intranet and provide a hardcopy of worksheets for students. Those families who do not wish to collect worksheets or who are in isolation can print the worksheets at home.
• Students without photocopying facilities are instructed to write their answers in full sentences

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