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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