Feel the Force

  • summary
  • planning board
  • forcemeter (flat)
  • forcemeter (cylinder)
  • downloads

Feel the force

The activites provide an opportunity for children to learn about the properties of air and in particular, the frictional force it exerts. The ideas are put into a real life context, that of a transport company looking for ways to reduce the fuel consumption of their lorries.

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Feel the Force

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Resource Media type Resource size Notes

Planning board

PowerPoint icon(PowerPoint) 97 kB Drag-and-drop planning board similar to on-line planning board animation
Planning board Notes PDF icon (pdf) 92 kB Teachers' notes on using the planning board
Using forcemeters PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 453 kB Demonstrates using a forcemeter and includes three examples to try
Using forcemeters Notes PDF icon (pdf) 81 kB Teachers' notes on Using forcemeters

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