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KS2 science: a four-section look at forces, friction and gravity

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Forces are all around us, but often hard to see. The best way to understand them is to see them in action. Feel the Force looks at what forces are, what they do and how they can be measured. Skateboarder looks at how the different materials used for a skateboard have properties and uses for helping with friction and gravity. Some materials help reduce friction, some help increase friction. Parachute Jump looks at skydivers. We investigate the forces in action before and after the canopy is opened. Pedal Power investigates where the force comes from to push the pedals on a bike to make it move. This takes us into the lab to see a chicken leg being dissected, to look at muscles in more detail. Sliding on Snow looks at the forces of gravity and friction when snowboarding and toboganning.

 

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