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Lesson 4: The Force of Buoyancy


What Are Forces? Unit Plan | Lesson 4 | 60 minutes


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


Australian Curriculum alignment

Science > Year 2 > Science Understanding > Physical sciences
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)

Science > Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)

Science > Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting
Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS038)

Science > Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating
Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)

Science > Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)

Science > Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical sciences
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)