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Forces 3rd-6th Learning Path

By D McDaid

Forces 3rd-6th
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

Forces in Action

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienc...lips/ages/10_11/forces_action.shtml Added: 18 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Simulation

Interactive visual site where pupils experiment on the effects of different levels of force on different objects. Also explores concepts such as speed, distance, gradient and weight.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Suggestions for use: Use as a stimulus or means of assessment to a lesson on foces which explores the interconnection between speed, weight and distance.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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2

Science Unleashed - Hydraulics

http://www.scienceunleashed.ie/Games/hydraulics.swf Added: 15 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

(Flash Required - works on FireFox) A simple interactive Flash game based on hydraulics. A nice animation to connect Force, mass and pressure together. Pressure is force/area and force is mass x gravity. Students can visually see the effect of increasing the mass on pressure but also by increasing the force on pressure.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Physics

Strand: 01. Mechanics

Strand unit: 07. Density & Pressure

Suggestions for use: Driving question: What effect has increasing the force have on pressure needed to lift the weight? Students can discuss the relationship between force, mass and pressure.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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3

Science Unleashed - Friction Animation

http://www.scienceunleashed.ie/Games/scooter.swf Added: 15 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

An interactive Flash animation in which students test the effects on friction of different surfaces and speeds. An excellent stimulation to an experiment or driving question. Students can change the surfaces from dry, wet, grassy along with varying the speed. Will the biker get over the hills safely?

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 3. Relationships between Physical Observables

Suggestions for use: Use stimulation to introduce/ review the concepts behind the friction experiment. Students could have performed a self discovery task prior to the animation with mini toy-cars and varying surface materials. This stimulation could be used on the whiteboard as a means of recapping the main concepts.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Numeracy Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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4

WHOAHLERCoaster

http://pbskids.org/fetch/games/coaster/game.html Added: 19 Nov 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

Interactive game allowing pupils to design. make and test a roller coaster investigating forces.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Suggestions for use: Interactive game allowing pupils to design. make and test a roller coaster investigating forces.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

The Elements of Machines

http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html Added: 29 Nov 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

3-stage lesson which explains simple machines, examines their roles in everyday gadgets and allows students to examine the forces in action in the use of these machines

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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