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Welcome to Force-Land

This resource contains six activities that link to Forces. This unit is taught through the concept of a theme park, with children investigating a range of rides and rollercoasters. These resources are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 5 and 6. Activities include:

  • investigating the forces involved in bungee jumping, rollercoasters, parachutes, canyon water rides, lifting ‘elephants’ and Ferris wheels.
  • through real-world scenarios, naming a variety of forces and explaining their actions and effects on objects
  • exploring how we can reduce and maximise key forces, such as: gravity, friction, water resistance, and air resistance.
  • measuring force, and calculating speed
  • understanding the importance of levers, gears and pulleys

These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.

The Hamilton website also hosts a wealth of other free resources.

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