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A teacher for 30 Years in UK, Asia and New Zealand. I have been a Maths, Science and Art specialist and a classroom teacher of children aged 8 to 13 Years. I have also been a boarding house mother. I have a passion for helping children realise they can learn independently and grow their own minds. My favourite video clip to show children is Sir Robert Winton's analogy of learning, when he crosses a ravine and likens it to building bridges between neurons...

A teacher for 30 Years in UK, Asia and New Zealand. I have been a Maths, Science and Art specialist and a classroom teacher of children aged 8 to 13 Years. I have also been a boarding house mother. I have a passion for helping children realise they can learn independently and grow their own minds. My favourite video clip to show children is Sir Robert Winton's analogy of learning, when he crosses a ravine and likens it to building bridges between neurons...
Forces. Slow down my fall. Parachute experiment

Forces. Slow down my fall. Parachute experiment

A fun experiment to consider how the air resistance of a parachute can help act against gravity and slow the fall of an object. Just print and use with your class or adapt and elaborate. This could be a one-off activity or could lead to further inquiry and extension. Some interesting website links are listed. This activity also links to my book...Forcythe the Clown.
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Forces story. Linking Science and Literacy

Forces story. Linking Science and Literacy

Forcythe is a funny clown who wants to be the star of the show. How many different forces are mentioned in the story? What experiments could you do to find out more about the different forces? What language features are there in the story. What is the moral of the story? Can you find the two mice in each picture?
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