Smooth moves addresses AC Science Understanding ACSSU076 Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance, through the context of exploring how forces affect the movement of objects around them.
Smooth moves provides students with hands-on opportunities to:
- exploring and representing the effects of different sized forces on rollable objects
- exploring and representing how friction affects objects when they are pushed
- exploring and representing the force of gravity acting on objects around them
Students apply their new learning by:
- planning and conducting an investigation into the effects of different sized forces on the motion of objects
Linking science with literacy
In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Smooth moves, students represent and explain their understanding about how forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance, by creating these representations:
- Annotated drawing
- Force-arrow diagram
- Role play
- Story board
- Data table
- Word wall
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