Strand: Physical Sciences

Forces program content

Why do things roll, fall, bounce, slide, balance, spin or fly? See how forces affect an object’s movement. Examine the fascinating forces of gravity, air pressure, friction, magnets and spinning buckets.

Australian Curriculum

Year 4 – Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance.
Year 7 – Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object.

Primary Science Understandings

  • Yr 4 – Movement
  • Yr 7 – Changing motion

What the teachers said about the Forces show

Thank you very much for an educational and fun filled two days Mick.  The kids really enjoyed your shows and were trying out the ruler experiment, many rulers are now resting in peace.
Aubin Grove PS