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A lesson plan exploring issues of measurement, such as precision, range of values, uncertainty or error, repeat measurements and mean values.

Force applied to a load can produce ?balanced? and ?unbalanced? force scenarios and an unbalanced force can cause the load to speed up or slow down.

Traditional experiment where time, distance and velocity can all be measured and displayed, and the idea of acceleration can be introduced.

This activity gives students some practical experience of terminal velocity and streamlining.

The motion of objects in one-dimension is described using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs, and equations in this series of

Practical experiments for the more able using a datalogger.

A worksheet of speed calculations based on rides on Thorpe Park, with interpretation of distance time graphs

Powerpoint that test understanding of distance time graphs

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explains how to demonstrate the drag effect of fluids.

Pupils use jets of gas to control a cosmonaut in space. An excellent way of demonstrating Newton's Laws of motion.

This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.

Bitesize page that tests use of the formula with rearrangement of the formula

An applet that shows the effect of thinking and braking distances on overall stopping distance

A blockbusters quiz about Speeding Up

A resource linking force to transport and vehicles

An explanation of balanced forces. Pupils can explore pages 5 and 6

A site to revise unbalanced forces,

A site that revises frictional forces.

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