Forces in Action

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Duration: 30-min show + 45-60-min workshop
Cost: From $8.80 per student
Program Outline:

Big Bang Education’s Year 4 Physical Sciences program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understanding in Physical Sciences:

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

Year 4 students will first experience an exciting science show which introduces them to contact forces (push/pull and friction) and non-contact forces (gravity and magnetism).

During the hands-on workshop that follows, students will investigate how the size of a force affects an object’s movement; the effects of friction on different surfaces; and the forces of attraction and repulsion on magnets.

Requirements:
  • A large indoor space – your school hall is ideal! We would need enough space to have both the science show and workshop set up at the same time to allow for maximum use of time.
  • Four trestle tables or equivalent
  • Nearby access to water
Program Includes:
  • 30-minute show for Year 4 cohort
  • 45-60-minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 students per session)
Curriculum Links:
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS066)

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