Squashing and Stretching Forces (KS3 Activate)

Squashing and Stretching 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 practical worksheet.

This lesson teaches students:

  • How forces can deform objects
  • What a reaction force is
  • How to explain how solid surfaces provide a support force
  • How to investigate Hooke’s Law

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

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  • Squashing-and-Stretching.pptx
  • Squashing-and-Stretching-Lesson-Plan.pdf
  • Investigating-Hooke's-Law.pdf

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Created: Feb 3, 2019

Updated: May 25, 2019


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Lesson plan

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