Terrific Scientific Forces - Live Lesson

How do forces affect my speed?

This Live Lesson explores different forces including air resistance and friction, and is presented by Naomi Wilkinson, Ben Shires and science expert Greg Foot.

It’s designed to work alongside the BBC's Terrific Scientific campaign Investigation 5 in which schools across the UK explore how forces affect speed and upload their results to the Terrific Scientific Map. The lesson showcases some of these results throughout the programme, whilst building on students' understanding of forces in action.

For more information about all the investigations in this UK wide primary science initiative, go to the Terrific Scientific website.

This lesson is aimed at 9 - 11 year olds:

  • Year 5 and Year 6 pupils in England and Wales

  • Primary 5, Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils in Scotland

  • P6 and P7 pupils in Northern Ireland

How to get involved

Classroom resources: Check out our lesson guide for teachers and print out the student activity sheets below.

Any questions? Contact us at live.lessons@bbc.co.uk.

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