Forces – Water Resistance


The purpose of this lesson is for children to learn that forces are acting all the time, even when an object does not move. They learn about the different types of forces, how they act on an object and that forces are represented by force arrows which show both the direction the force acts in and the size of the force. There are 2 labs in this box. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Hydrodynamics (WS)

  • Plasticine
  • 2L Bottles (by School)
  • Stopwatch/Timer

Lab: Boat Races

  • Aluminium Foil Extra Wide
  • Dry-wipe Marker Pen
  • Stopwatch/Timer (from Lab A)
  • Drinking Straws
  • Force meter FS047, FS048, FS049 & FS050 (1 of each)
  • Washing up bowls

Additional information

Purchase option

Buy, Lease

Key Stage

Key Stage 2