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Science Unit 6e- Forces in action.

                                                                    This unit is aimed at children in Year 6.

                                A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 6e: Forces in action.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

   

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Resource Name

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Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(15 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (45 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Push and pull forces

 (2 pages)

To review children’s knowledge of forces

From picture answer questions about push / pull forces. Make Venn diagram of push/pull forces

Measure in newtons

 (1 page)

To  learn that weight is a force and is measured in newtons

To learn that the Earth and objects are pulled towards each other; this gravitational attraction causes objects to have weight

Use a forcemeter to measure objects in newtons. Record the results

Forces

(2 pages)

To learn that several forces may act on one object

An explanation of forces. Explain how objects move. Follow instructions to comment on the pictures.

Inertia and rest

(5 pages)

To learn that several forces may act on one object

Two experiments to do – one to shoe inertia and rest, one to show inertia and motion. Answers with reasons on separate page. Explanation of Newton’s first law to use if appropriate

Acceleration affected by mass

(5 pages)

To learn that several forces may act on one object

Two experiments to show acceleration can be affected by force or mass. Answers with reasons on separate page. Explanation of Newton’s second law to use if appropriate

Equal and opposite reaction

(5 pages)

To learn that several forces may act on one object

Experiments to show equal and opposite reactions. Answers with reasons on separate page. Explanation of Newton’s third law to use if appropriate

Direction of forces

 (2 page)

To represent the direction of forces by arrows

For each statement draw a diagram and put in arrows to show the direction of the force.

Gravity

(1 page)

To represent the direction of forces by arrows

To learn that gravitational attraction causes objects to have weight

To learn that when an object falls, air resistance acts in the opposite direction to the weight

Explanation of gravity. Experiment to do and record using paper.

Floating and sinking

 (1 page)

To  learn that when an object is submerged in water, the water provides an upward force (up thrust) on it

Experiments to show that if an object is submerged in water, the water provides an upward force (up thrust) on it.

Make a forcemeter

 (1 page)

To make careful measurements of force using a forcemeter

 

Instructions to make a home made forcemeter to measure forces on your own scale.

 

Forces in water

(1 page)

To  use a forcemeter carefully, interpreting the scale correctly To use tables to present results, identifying patterns and drawing conclusions

Measure an object in air and then in water. Record results. Repeat and comment on the differences if any. Write conclusions.

Forces and friction

(1 page)

To make careful measurements of force using a forcemeter

To repeat measurements to check them

To evaluate repeated measures

Use a forcemeter to record force needed to pull objects over different surfaces. Repeat measurements to check. Give an evaluation.. Same sheet can be used for different objects

Forces on an elastic band

 (2 page)

To learn that how much an elastic band stretches depends on the force acting on it

Carry out the investigation of what happens when weights are suspended from an elastic band. Record results. Make a line graph.

Stretching forces

 (2 pages)

To learn that how much an elastic band stretches depends on the force acting on it

To  represent data in a line graph and use this to identify patterns in the data

Investigate what happens when elastic bands and springs are stretched. Record results. Plot a line graph and comment on the results shown on the graph

Force and motion

 (4 pages)

To identify appropriate scientific explanations

Explanation of force and motion with matchstick men pictures,. Carry out actions for better understanding of statements.

Vocabulary cards

(5 pages)

To identify appropriate scientific explanations

Cards to be laminated and cut up for reference throughout the unit – word – pictures – definitions for ‘forces and action’

Air resistance

 (1 page)

To learn that air resistance slows moving objects

 

Indicate which objects produce the least air resistance. Label the forces on the picture.

Paper spinners experiment

(3  pages)

To describe the motion of spinners falling

Instructions and template to make a spinner. Record results of spinner experiment on chart, change one thing

Loop cards

(6 pages)

Review work done on the Forces in action

Loop cards to cut out about Forces in action. Answers on last page.

Questions on forces

(1 page)

Review work done on the Forces in action

Answer the questions on forces.

Knowledge and understanding of forces

(1 page)

Review work done on the Forces in action

Activities to consolidate knowledge and understanding of forces

   

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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