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TES iboard activity: The playground is full of forces in action. Use the magnifying glass to focus in on one action and then label the forces using text and the arrows. Drag the arrows onto the rotate buttons to show the direction of the forces shown by the animation, or just use for discussing forces.

TES i board activity. A simple sorting activity - drag images into the sorting tray and then proceed to sort them into groups. You can drag the set circles by their edges to overlap them.

A fun animated version of the fairytale, introducing an investigation into friction. Would make a good stimulus for a ramp investigation.

TES whiteboard activity that could be used as follow up to Rapunzel clip. A virtual version of the classic car on a ramp, friction vs. gravity, experiment. Choose either ramp angle or surface as the variable. Now run a series of tests, graphing the results.

This activity asks the pupils to identify the forces used to move an object. Several examples are given where the force (push, pull or twist) needs to be identified, eg to push a door open. The pupils are then asked to sort a collection of toys into those which are used by pulling or pushing.

Four primary teachers present their Great Lesson Ideas for teaching forces and motion in science.

A fun activity to help children learn about the effects of forces. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about pushing and pulling forces.

Identify who is pushing and who is pulling, and what items can be pushed or pulled. More at http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Explore the effect of the strength of a push on how far an object will travel, and what objects around the home that either pushed or pulled. More at http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/push_pull/eng/Introduction/default.htm

BBC Bitesize resource to identify different forces. It includes a short animation about forces and short knowledge check questions.

A fun activity to help children learn about the effects of forces. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about pushing and pulling forces.

BBC Bitesize resource to identify different forces. It includes a short animation about forces and short knowledge check questions.

Game featuring cartoon characters from the Jim Henson Company. The aim is to see what happens when different surfaces are chosen to slide a block on.

Verbal explanation followed by true/false and sorting activities on pushes and pulls.

Using conveyors, direction of motion and angles pupils construct a machine to deliver grain to a bucket in a timed game

Game in which objects are selected according to whether they float or sink, then make sinking objects float and vice versa. Finally rank the objects.

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