Forces KS1 Science. Learn about forces with these links to free to use educational science games and activities. Use on your white board for fun whole class ks1 lessons. 5-7 year olds will love the interactive and practical science lessons.
Identifying Forces Lesson Plan
This activity asks the pupils to identify the forces used to move an object. Several examples are given where the force (push, pull or twist) needs to be identified, eg to push a door open. The pupils are then asked to sort a collection of toys into those which are used by pulling or pushing.
Introducing Forces Lesson Plan
This multimedia resource introduces pupils to the topic of forces as pushes and pulls, introducing key concepts and vocabulary.
Moving Things Printable
This Nuffield Primary Science book is for use in the Forces and Movement topic. It consists of 11 colourful, and highly illustrated, double-page spreads aimed at students aged 5-7: A day at the fair, pushes and pulls: weight, keeping safe near water, what floats? what sinks? getting around, going to Pakistan, how many ways can you move, stop! making things easier to lift, animal movement, getting dressed. Registration required, resources free.
Rocket Mice Lesson Plan
In this activity you can make a paper mouse hit the ceiling using forces and the power of air. Lesson plan with downloadable instructions and templates.
Super Powerful Magnets Video
A top scientist has invented super strong magnetic grippers. These allow a man to climb the outside of a steel tower. The magnetic grippers were funded by the military who wanted to be able to scale tall buildings unaided. The actual mission for which they were intended remains top secret! Outside of military life, the magnetic grippers could be used for inspecting bridges, climbing towers or checking off-shore oil wells.
What Are Different Forces? Interactive
Explore the different forces with this set of interactive resources.