Week 1- What is a force?
Before you start
Click on the following link to attempt the quiz.
Record your score.
Complete the Vocabulary activity
For Task 1
How to make your teaching aid (story board, poster, glog, or video).
Make your story board, poster, glog or video related to your topic. Attempt to incorporate the research that you carried out and what you have learnt throughout the week. Your teaching aid should enhance the teaching of your chosen topic.
Click on the following links to learn about forces.
For the story board
Use the following link
For the glog
Use this link to make your online poster
Or try the following links
Use the power point provided by your teacher located at the bottom of the page (Forces introduction)
or click on Forces introduction to access the power point.
Click on Force meaning to access the power point
View the poster provided by your teacher. Click on poster 1
For Task 2
Use the link below to play the online simulation and critique it. Use the questions provided to help
Click on the picture on the right to access the questions.
You can also find another simualtion or game.
At the end of week 1 you should finish the task/tasks for week 1.
Types of Forces
Use the following link to Learn about different types of forces.
Read the first section to see how contact and non-contact forces differ.
You do not need to read about spring forces.
Go to the following link and learn more about contact and non contact forces
Balanced and unbalanced forces
Your task for this week is to create a quiz about balanced and unbalanced forces. Make sure you provide an answer sheet for the questions. The best quiz will be published online for teachers to use it next year.
Use the following link to create your online quiz.
Try this quiz
Record your score.
The following resources extend your knowledge about balanced and unbalanced forces and help you to create your quiz.
Week 3- Technological developments
Research one tool or simple machine used by aboriginal people to do important tasks.
use the following links.
Week 4- Friction
Your task this week is to conduct a fair test to establish how friction affects the distance travelled by a toy car.
In your investigation you will explore friction through pushing an object (toy car) across different surfaces.
In your investigation you will roll a toy car down a ramp and on to different surfaces. You will measure how far the toy car travels along the different surfaces.
Record you results in a table.
Graph your results.
learn first about friction using the following resources.
Try out different surfaces at http://pbskids.org/sid/funwithfriction.html
Be sure to take the quiz at the end.