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Short video clip from 'Bang Goes the Theory' showing the effect of friction. Lesson plan also provided with great ideas that can be adapted for your age group. Very effective to try (with care!) in the classroom with telephone directories or shopping catalogues.

Concept cartoon to promote ideas and discussion on forces and stimulus for investigation. Includes information and investigation ideas for follow up.Click on the characters to see what they think. Example activity from the MillGate House Education website.

Set of handouts and activities on a number of Primary topics: Light; Moving & Growing; Variation; Magnets & Springs; Earth, Sun & Moon; States; Materials; Teeth; Healthy Eating; Food Chains; Minibeasts; Life Cycles; Habitats. Well animated student activities that would work very well in interactive white boards. Scroll down for the activity. Requires Flash.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

Bang Goes the Theory short video clip showing a fizz pop rocket. Great to watch and stimulate an investigation into factors affecting the rocket. What could affect how high it goes? How fast it pops?Although a lesson plan is provided, it is more geared towards KS3.

Cross-curricular 'Invigorate' activity. Set of mix and match activities and a quiz to explore Newton's ideas. Investigate paper helicopters, magnetic coins, how to make a rainbow, about scientists today.

A cross-curricular 'Invigorate' set of activities, based on weather. Explore why Earth is hotter in summer,make a rain gauge, and a barometer to find out about air pressure and observe clouds.

Concept cartoon to promote ideas and discussion on forces and stimulus for investigation. Includes information and investigation ideas for follow up.Click on the characters to see what they think. Example activity from the MillGate House Education website.

A 'Bang goes the theory' activity with lesson plan, suggested activities and video clips. Aimed at 11-14 year olds, though some aspects can be used with 9-11 year olds.

Revision information on friction and air resistance. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A game in which the effects of friction can be tested. The ramp height or the surface can be changed and 3 readings taken.

Fun facts to research followed by a 2 minute video for fast finishers

Readable info for research projects plus a video on space shuttle friction

A fun game to revise basic magnetic ideas.

An interactive activity on magnetism.

Revision information on magnets and springs. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

Ask students to play with the spring friction, softness and masses and see if they can find any patterns. More at http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/forces/hooke.htm

An interactive problem solving activity about gynmastics

An animated interactive site on balanced and unbalanced forces.

Revision information on forces. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

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