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 and will require an additional lesson.

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

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

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