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Teachers TV: KS1 / KS2 - Science - Forces

Overall rating 4 out of 54.7 (11 ratings)

Last updated 09 August 2013, created 16 May 2010, viewed 106,548

Four primary teachers present their Great Lesson Ideas for teaching forces and motion in science. Year 2 teacher, Jess Scott, explains pushes and pulls, inspiring her class to model a Big Bad Wolf. Working in pairs, one describes which forces they are using as the other models. Deputy, Tony Davies More…, introduces friction in the 'jelly chopsticks' race and Year 5 teacher, Kate Mottram, challenges her class to investigate which track will be best for rocket balloons to fly down, covering forces and friction. Finally, an idea from David Aston, using paper helicopters.

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Fun and engaging ideas. I will be using the jelly chopsticks and rocket balloon ideas. Thank you.

from bradstock, 09 August 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great ideas all in one place! Thank you for saving this from Teachers TV!

from gkilpin1, 12 February 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Wow, what great ideas! I will be adding the clay lesson into my planning for the coming term. Thank you so much!

from Rosemary61, 02 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant resource! thankyou

from abbduvet, 02 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent - tried clay modelling seagulls for our topic with Year 1 and 2 mixed - children loved it and got some lovely writing and modellign too! Many thanks.

from clairelsalter, 19 June 2012
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