Force & Motion Incursion (Levels 3 & 4)

Theme: Science – Physical Sciences
Level: 3 & 4

Students will investigate how forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance. This topic encourages students to predict, test, collect data and discuss results.

Activities

  • Discuss the relationship between force and motion.
  • Use a spring scale to measure and record forces when moving a weight in different ways.
  • Explore the effect of friction using different surfaces.
  • Investigate the forces of attraction and repulsion between magnets.
  • Discover ways to move a floating boat using contact and noncontact forces.
  • Use observation to work out how an object moves up and down in a bottle of water.
  • Explore air resistance of different shaped papers. Design a take-home rocket to investigate air resistance and gravity.

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