Physical science activities

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1. Science | Year 4 | Science Understanding | Physical sciences

• Learning area Science
• Year level Year Year 4

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

2. L685 Jet force

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID L685

Shoot a disc at a target to score goals. Control the direction of the disc by applying linear forces. Use a single linear force, then combine multiple forces. Play a match where you score points by aiming accurately. Challenge a friend to compete in a two-player 'championship'. This activity is a combination of three activities in the same series.

3. M016524 Useful Friction

• Learning area Science
• Published 09/04/2018
• TLF-ID M016524

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how friction is needed in movement and braking. The fact that friction produces heat and causes wear is also mentioned. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

4. M020143 The physics of a slinky drop

• Learning area Science
• Published 27/01/2016
• TLF-ID M020143

Imagine holding a slinky by the top end, with the bottom end dangling in mid-air. What do you think would happen when you let it go? Explore the physics of two equal and opposing forces working on an object in this awesome experiment!

5. L10714 Electromagnetism: electromagnet basics

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID L10714

Explore the parts of an electromagnet circuit. Test objects made of different materials to find out whether they are affected by magnetic fields. For example, discover whether a rubber band is deflected by the field of an electromagnet. This learning object is one of three learning objects in the same series.

6. S8323 Friction is all around us

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID S8323

The video clip ‘The magic of friction’ provides an opportunity for students to gain an appreciation of, and insight into, frictional forces. Students undertake an experiment with a toy car to explore how the motion of the car is affected by varying the surface of the car’s wheels. Additional resources are available to investigate how a hovercraft works. There are guidelines for how students can make their own hovercraft.

7. L1113 Jet force: training

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID L1113

Shoot a disc at a target to score goals. Control the direction of the disc by applying linear forces. Use a single linear force or combine up to three forces. Train for a match by aiming accurately. This activity is one in a series of three activities.

8. M015713 Friction between paper experiment

• Learning area Science
• Published 11/12/2013
• TLF-ID M015713

Are you strong enough to pull two sheets of paper apart? What about two books with the pages intertwined? Watch this experiment performed by Ruben Meerman, the Surfing Scientist, and find out how he tests the presence of friction between pieces of paper.

9. L1114 Jet force: match

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID L1114

Shoot a disc at a target to score goals. Control the direction of the disc by applying linear forces. Use a single linear force or combine multiple forces. Play a match where you score points by aiming accurately. This activity is one in a series of three activities.

10. L1115 Jet force: championship

• Learning area Science
• Published 10/04/2020
• TLF-ID L1115

Shoot a disc at a target to score goals. Control the direction of the disc by applying linear forces. Use a single linear force or combine multiple forces. Take turns competing against a friend. Score points by aiming accurately. This activity is one in a series of three activities.