Teachers TV: KS1 / KS2 - Science - Forces & Motion

There are four great lesson ideas in the programme presented by teachers from across the country.

Year 2 teacher Jess Scott explains how to teach about pushes and pulls by inspiring her class to model a Big Bad Wolf. They are set to work in pairs, one describing which forces they are using as the other models. Is a pinch a push or a pull? Jess shares her tips for recording results and assessing. Deputy Tony Davies explains an intriguing way to introduce friction: the ‘jelly chopsticks’ race with added cooking oil! Year 5 teacher Kate Mottram sets her class the challenge of investigating which track will be best for their rocket balloons to fly down. She explains how this is a great way to teach about forces, friction and fair testing. The programme ends with a cracking idea from David Aston using paper helicopters. Each of the ideas includes an online lesson plan and lots of resources for viewers.


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Created: May 16, 2010

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