The resources in this collection support the teaching of the following key concepts in the topic of forces:

  • What forces do

  • Describing forces

  • Balanced and unbalanced forces

  • Friction

  • Energy stores and transfers

These resources are part of the BEST collection , which provides diagnostic questions, response activities, suggested teaching sequences, information on misconceptions and progression maps for key concepts in physics, chemistry and biology.

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What Forces Do

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Understand that a force makes things change: the speed, direction and/or shape of an object.

  • Explain changes caused by more than one force acting on an object at the...

Describing Forces

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe how forces always arise in pairs

  • Label force arrows to describe the action of the force

  • Represent the size and direction of a force with an...

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Identify pairs of forces that are balanced or unbalanced.

  • Calculate the size and direction of the resultant force of two forces acting along the same straight line....

Friction

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe the cause of friction between two objects.

  • Explain how friction, generated by the interaction between two objects, can stop them from moving...

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