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Summary

Examine forces, what they do and how they can be measured, with this four-section programme for Key Stage 2 science.

Skateboarder assesses how the various materials used for a skateboard have different relationships with the forces of friction and gravity. Some help to reduce friction, others help to increase it.

Parachute Jump looks at skydivers, investigating the forces in action before and after the canopy is opened.

Pedal Power investigates where the force comes from to push bicycle pedals and make it move. This section goes into the lab to see a chicken leg being dissected to examine muscles in more detail.

Finally, Sliding on Snow shows a primary class the forces of gravity and friction when snowboarding and tobogganing.

Published : Apr 2007

15 mins

Series

Science Tube

Roles

Primary Pupil

Subjects

Primary Science

Physical processes

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