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Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance


  • observing qualitatively how speed is affected by the size of a force (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring how non-contact forces are similar to contact forces in terms of objects pushing and pulling another object (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing and contrasting the effect of friction on different surfaces, such as tyres and shoes on a range of surfaces (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the effect of forces on the behaviour of an object through actions such as throwing, dropping, bouncing and rolling (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring the forces of attraction and repulsion between magnets (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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