Forces in the playground

Duration 00:42

Children identify examples of forces, pushes and pulls in an adventure playground. The term 'force' is used when each example of a force is identified. Examples include pushing a gate and a pram, pulling a toy dog and pulling open a gate.

First broadcast:
1 October 2007

This would lead nicely into the pupils taking their own digital footage of examples of forces around them, both still and moving. It could be linked in with traditional fairy stories, where there are a number of good examples of pushes and pulls. The footage could be used to heighten awareness before embarking on experiments using pushes and pulls.