Welcome to todays lesson. We are going to be Scientists and looking at the concept of Forces. Watch the video below to find out what a force is. Then test your knowledge and complete the activity below.
Forces and Motion Key Vocabulary
All forces move something.
Push – moves something away from you eg. a swing in a playground
Pull – moves something towards you eg. closing a door
Twist – moves something either away from or towards you eg. opening or closing a bottle
The harder you apply one of these forces, the further the object will move.
Test your knowledge.
Which of these pictures represents which force ? Look carefully at the diagrams.
Finding forces in your home – Push, pull or twist
Go around your home and see if can find any examples where you need to push, pull or twist something.
You could make a list or add it to a table like the one I made in the picture below. How many can you find ? You could also write out the words push,pull and twist on scraps of paper and test your family to see if they know what force is used on different items around your house.