Term 2 Week 3: Science (Forces) L2

This week in science we will be conducting the first in a series of experiments on forces. If you would like to continue to experiment at home watch the following film clip and follow the steps below.

Lesson Goal: I can investigate and explain how objects move.

Application: Depending on what materials you have at home try one, or more, of the following experiments listed below. click on the title to download a pdf with the experiment and list of materials.

You can use the following work sheet to record your experiment, or simply write onto a sheet of spare paper:

scientific method recording sheet_Movement, Direction, Shape

Before experimenting record on your worksheet:

  • Hypothesis: I think this will happen because…
  • Briefly record what the experiment is.

After conducting the experiment record:

  • Results: I observed… I recorded…

After the experiment record:

  • Conclusion: I predicted… I observed… This is because…

New Information:
Watch the following clips:

Read the following:

Goal Reflection:
Go back to the notes you took from the experiments and the new information you gained and complete the following:
I understand force is ……….
I observed this in the experiment where ……….
This happened because ……….

Term 2 Week 3: Science (Forces) L1

Lesson Goal:

I understand the steps of the science method.

New Information:

The steps of the scientific method are:

  1. Ask a question.
  2. Make a hypothesis (an idea or explanation that you then test).
  3. Test the hypothesis with an experiment, recording observations and results.
  4. Analyze (to examine carefully and in detail) the results of the experiment.
  5. Draw a conclusion.
  6. Communicate results.

You can use these steps to answer many questions in everyday life. If you can ask the question, you can apply the scientific method to answer it. You could set up an experiment to answer the question – What is the fastest route from my house to school?

Here’s an example of how you could set up the first experiment


What is the fastest route from my home to school?


Taking Smith Street to High Street to avoid the light on Puckle Avenue is the fastest route to school.


Drive to school at the same time each day at the same speed, taking different routes. Make sure to include the hypothesis route, record the time for each route.


Analyze the different route times, selecting the fastest.


Determine whether your route hypothesis was correct.


Share the results of your test to help others get to school on time.


In your workbook design your own experiment to answer another question from the list below. Follow the scientific method to answer the question.

  • What is the warmest part of my house?
  • What breakfast gives me the most energy in PE class?
  • What time of day do I feel most awake?

Extension – Come up with your own question.

I can predict and summarise the main ideas of a text.


Make your own prediction about the text.

Use these prompts:

  • What is the author’s opinion? 
  • What might their reasons be? 
  • What clues/evidence did I use to make a prediction? 

Write your prediction in your Reading Book and share with your group.

Group to read the text and check their predictions.

As a group, talk about the main ideas of the text.

May use prompts:

  • What is the topic? 
  • What is the author’s opinion? 
    What are some reasons they used? 

Then write a summary for your text.




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