6 lessons written to cover these year 5 learning objectives from the new curriculum:
- explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
- identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
- recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
Every lesson contains a mixture of easy and cheap to create hands on investigations for pairs, whole classes and small groups.
Followed by open questions, information, links to videos, diagrams and data to discuss.
Each lesson has a written activity differentiated for different abilities. Support and challenge resources are supplied, with extension tasks and plenaries with higher level thinking skills covered.
This unit is written to engage and develop scientific skills, curiosity and knowledge.