Students conduct an experiment with forces to charm a paper snake up off the ground.
- understand how forces can be exerted by one object on another.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
- identify how forces can be exerted by one object on another and investigate the effect of frictional, gravitational and magnetic forces on the motion of objects (AC9S4U03)
Relevant parts of Year 4 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 4, students identify forces acting on objects and describe their effect.
- Tissue paper
- Woollen scarf
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.
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