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Forces in action

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Curriculum relevance

England

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Sc4 Physical processes; Forces and motion
• 2b: that objects are pulled downwards because of the gravitational attraction between them and the Earth
• 2c: about friction, including air resistance, as a force that slows moving objects and may prevent objects from starting to move
• 2e: how to measure forces and identify the direction in which they act
QCA scheme of work primary science unit 6E: Forces in action

Wales

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Physical processes; Forces and motion
• 2.1: to measure forces between objects and find out how the forces change in size
• 2.2: that forces act in particular directions
• 2.3: that forces can make things speed up, slow down, or change direction
• 2.5: that the weight of an object is the force of the Earth on the object
• 2.6: about friction, including air resistance, as a force between surfaces which slows moving objects and may prevent them from starting to move
Northern Ireland

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science and technology
Physical processes; Forces and energy
• c: investigate how forces can affect the movement and shape of objects
• d: investigate the effect of friction on the movement of objects
Scotland

Environmental studies: 5-14 National guidelines
Science; Energy and forces; Forces and their effects
• Level C: give some examples of friction
• Level C: describe air resistance in terms of friction
• Level D: describe the relationship between the Earth's gravity and the weight of an object

 In alphabetical orderCharacteristics of materialsChanging circuitsChanging soundsChanging stateCircuits and conductorsEarth, Sun and MoonForces and movementForces in actionFrictionGases around usGrowing plantsGrouping and changing materialsHabitatsHealth and growthHelping plants grow wellHow we see thingsInterdependence and adaptationKeeping healthyKeeping warmLife cyclesLight and darkLight and shadowsMagnets and springsMicro organismsMoving and growingOurselvesPushes and pullsPlants and animals in the local environmentReversible and irreversible changesRocks and soilsSorting and using materialsSound and hearingSolids and liquidsTeeth and eatingUsing electricityVariation