Forces and Mechanisms

Year 5

Unit Overview

Info about the unit

Learn about the science behind rollercoasters. Children will learn about the forces involved in loop the loop and investigate mechanisms such as pulleys.

❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT

To test if we can keep the water in a bucket when turned upside down.


️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

To write about each investigation to explain centripetal force and loop the loops.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

To test if we can keep the water in a bucket when turned upside down.

To create a test a pulley using broom sticks and rope.

Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions

  1. To use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

  2. To report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.

  3. To identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

  4. To plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

  5. To recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Scientific Enquiry: Investigations

  1. What do pulleys do?

    • To recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


🏁 BIG FINISH

Pulleys investigation

πŸ“– FOCUS TEXT(S)

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce