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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Drag

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

  • Identify in which fluid an object has the biggest drag force
  • Describe how streamlining reduces drag force        
  • Explain why the drag force on an object increases with...

Hidden forces

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

  • Describe how a person’s hand uses force to support different sized weights.         
  • Describe how the size of force exerted by a spring changes as it is squashed.       
  • ...

Mass and weight

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

  • Describe weight as the force needed to support an object or substance.    
  • Describe mass as a measure of the amount of matter in an object or substance.  
  • Explain the...

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