Science – Forces

Wednesday 12 June 2024

In our new Science topic, we are learning about forces and magnets. Today’s lesson focussed on push and pull forces and the role that friction must play when objects move across a surface.

We enjoyed pushing and pulling objects around the classroom and observed what happened because of a force.

We found that surfaces like grass and stones have a high level of friction whereas tarmac or our classroom tables have a low level of friction.

Help at home – Ask your child which objects can be pushed or pulled. What is a contact force? Which surfaces in your home/garden have the most friction? Which have less friction?