Force in the early years

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Thinking about the language of force

Teaching approach. This lesson idea highlights the scientific language(ta) around the topic of force, and through group work(ta) and whole class(ta) dialogue(ta) engages pupils in inquiry(ta) and the scientific method(ta) surrounding force. (edit)

Resource details
Title Force in the early years
Topic [[Topics/Force|Force]]
Teaching approach

[[Teaching Approaches/Dialogue|Dialogue]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Whole class|Whole class]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Language|Language]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Group work|Group work]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Inquiry|Inquiry]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Scientific method|Scientific method]]

Learning Objectives
  • Describing the movement of familiar things.
  • Knowing that pushes and pulls are examples of forces.
  • Knowing that forces can make things speed up, slow down or change direction.
  • Understanding that forces can change the shape of objects.
Format / structure

A 4 page lesson



Age of students / grade


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