TES collection Primary Science - Forces
Understanding the nature of forces at work in our world is a vital concept in Physical Science. Here are resources to help you plan and to inspire your pupils to discuss, explore and experiment.
- A PowerPoint with different examples of pushes and pulls for pupils to discuss movement.
- A Powerpoint showing how various toys react to forces.
- A worksheet for pupils to list which forces would make each object move faster, slower or change direction.
- All you need for a great display on forces, including questions and key vocabulary.
- A playground screen showing various forces at work. Zoom in to focus on each example and discuss.
- A virtual version of a ramp experiment showing friction and gravity at work, using ramp angle and type of surface as variables.
- A lesson plan and sorting worksheet for Y1 pupils to learn about forces.
- A lesson plan and worksheet for Y2 pupils to explore forces in action.
- A screen to introduce forces and a forces concept map for pupils to complete, illustrated with Widgit or PCS symbols.
- KS2 posters revising key points of magnets, gravity, air resistance, forces and friction.
- A variety of useful worksheets and full planning for the Y4 unit.
- A parachute experiment for pupils to try, with planning and worksheets.
- An investigation into friction, put into context using the runner, Usain Bolt.
- Investigation sheet for pupils to test the strength of various types of magnet.
- An experiment for children to design a shape that offers less resistance when dropped into water. Aimed at Y4 pupils.
- A rail engineer visits a Y5 class to demonstrate the forces at work on structures such as bridges, and children design models using their newly-acquired knowledge.