Go Online: Forces and Motion- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znmmn39
Gears, Levers and Pulleys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOmaf2GfCY
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Simple Machines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9r1h3Cvp4
- Investigate what objects float and sink in the kitchen sink or the bath and find out about Archimedes' principle. (https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/archimedes)
- Investigate different shapes of paper aeroplanes and which are most effective; discuss why.
- Make a mini-parachute for a teddy. What shape or size is most effective?
- Make a simple pinball machine using a cardboard box and ice lolly sticks and explore the science of forces and motion. (https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/pinball-machine/)
Explore: Explore gravity by dropping a selection of objects on the floor – do they always fall? Discuss why.
Test: Test how a toy car moves down a ramp made of different surfaces or covered in different materials.
Research: Find out about Leonardo Da Vinci's work with simple machines. (https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/leonardo-da-vinci)
- A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Emily Sohn
- Can You Feel the Force?: Putting the fizz back into physics by Richard Hammond
- Fatal Forces (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold
- Forces and Motion (Mind Webs) by Anna Claybourne