Pushing and pulling, twisting and turning, is it the dinner queue all over again? No, it's our fabulous page of links to animations, activities and images that demonstrate forces from the comfort of your interactive whiteboard.
Consider how friction plays a part in getting cars to stop in this very engaging simulation. Ideal for upper KS2.
Find out why things fall. An interactive gravity based experiment for KS2.
Add a parachute of varying size and weight to this car to see if it effects how far it will roll. Also change the gradient. A great BBC simulation.
This simple demonstration allows you to switch off air resistance when dropping a rock and feather side-by-side. You will need the free Flash plugin from Adobe.
A simple activity-based story around floating and sinking.
At first this site looks bland. But the text is spot on for KS2. Click on more in the bottom left hand corner to find out what forces can do. Ideal for introductions.
This National Geographic website covers earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes. We found the language to be child fiendly and engaging.
BBC simulation - use gradient and different degrees of pushing to see how far the car moves. Also you can change the size of the car.
These futurelab videos support the teaching of forces. Includes fish that glide, tyres on road, boats that slide and people who are mad enough to jump from an aircraft with fabric attatched to their back. Fantastic. Use the menu at the top to discover Newtons laws and centipedal force (roundabouts).
This BBC features a car and a track. Change the surface of the track and see how the car responds when pushed.
Plenty of paragliding and widsurfing pictures. May support a unit on leisure and tourism or the sea and weather. As well as forces - of course!
This Foss website page has some great pictures and movies of moving toys. Also - build a rollercoaster is great for talking about gravity and momentum and also inclines and declines. Great.
Mr Zippy's trainers will support the teaching of the friction experiment which compares the grip of different shoe soles. From IWB solutions.
BBC imulation of pushing a toy on wheels. Use hard or soft pushes and experiment by placing things in its path.
You'll be glad you're not desk-bound when you play this. Get the ball of paper into the bin. Use the decimals to work out how strong the fan is blowing to alter the angle of your throw. Enough explaining - just get on with it - teachers have used this to talk about wind strength, comparing decimals and some Friday fun for the last 5 mins of the week. Enjoy.
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