Push, pull, friction & spin!
From inertia to momentum forces, this unit covers many concepts about forces.
Following the 29-minute video and series of activities, your students will be able to:
> Describe that forces can involve a push or a pull.
> Know that to move any object forces needed to be unbalanced.
>Explain that inertia describes two things:
– That an object will stay at rest forever until you push or pull it with enough force.
– That object will keep moving in a straight line forever until another force acts upon it to change its direction or slow it down.
> Detail how friction can be changed by the amount of force between objects and the amount of contact between the objects.
> Know that spinning objects will continue to spin at the same angle until another force acts on it
> Explain that spinning objects will spin faster if more mass is moved to the centre of the object.
Includes 6 experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, cross-curricular teaching ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.