What Are Forces? Unit Plan
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What Are Forces? Unit Plan


8 x Lessons


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.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Push and Pull Forces

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

Playground Forces

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

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

The Force of Buoyancy

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

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

The Force of Gravity (1)

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

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

The Force of Gravity (2)

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

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

The Force of Magnetism

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore magnetic forces.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Revision of Forces

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

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Lesson 9 (Assessment) 60 minutes

What are Forces? Assessment

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

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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 > Processing and analysing data and information
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS040)

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)