What Are Forces? Unit Plan

This Science unit addresses the concept of forces.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Push and Pull Forces

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A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the concept of forces and to explore push and pull forces.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Forces in Play

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate push and push forces at work in the playground.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

The Force of Friction

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of friction.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Whatever Floats Your Boat

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of buoyancy.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Gravity

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of gravity.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Gravity Investigation

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of gravity.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Forces Revision

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise the forces covered in the unit.

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Lesson 8 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Force Knowledge Check

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of push and pull forces.

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National Curriculum in England alignment


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