# Push and Pull Unit Plan

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Free on Plus | 6 x Lessons |1 x Assessment | Suitable for Grades: 4 - 6

This Physical Sciences unit investigates contact and non-contact forces. Demonstrations and experimental procedures are explored with particular attention given to the scientific method.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

A knowledge check for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of studentsโ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess studentsโ understanding of the unit objectives.

### Overview

#### Objectives

• To introduce the students to the different types of force.
• To investigate the relationship between force and the resulting speed of an object.
• To investigate electrostatics and the properties of its associated force.
• To investigate magnetism and the properties of its associated force.
• To investigate how moving objects in different ways affects the strength of friction force.
• To investigate the forces involved in throwing, dropping, bouncing, and rolling, and how they affect an object.

### Lessons

#### Push It - Introducing the Different Types of Force

A 60 minute lesson in which students are introduced to the different types of force.

#### Force and Speed - The Relationship Between Force and the Resulting Speed of an Object

A 60 minute lesson designed to investigate the relationship between force and the resulting speed of an object.

#### Electric Avenue - The Non-Contact Force of Electrostatics

A 60 minute lesson in which the students investigate electrostatics and the properties of its associated force.

#### Opposites Attract - Understanding the Non-contact Force of Magnetism

A 60 minute lesson in which the students investigate magnetism and the properties of its associated force.

#### There's a Fraction Too Much Friction - Science Investigation

A 60 minute lesson in which the students investigate how moving objects in different ways affects the strength of friction force.

#### Throwing, Dropping, Bouncing, Rolling - Science Investigation

A 60 minute lesson in which the students investigate the forces involved in throwing, dropping, bouncing, and rolling, and how they affect an object.

#### Forces Knowledge Check

An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of contact and non-contact forces.

#### National Curriculum Curriculum alignment

• Science

The principal focus of science teaching in lower key stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They should do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena an...

• Working scientifically
• Forces and magnets
• Science

The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions ab...

• Working scientifically
• Forces

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