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Learning objects Jet force


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.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the direction of movement of an object when a force is applied to it.
  • Students apply multiple forces to an object to propel it in a given direction on a flat surface.
Educational value
  • Enables students to explore the action of forces on the motion of an object within a game context.
  • Requires students to attach one or more forces to a disc to control its direction of motion.
  • Scores students’ attempts to shoot a disc into a goal.
  • Provides feedback for correct and incorrect placement of forces.
  • Provides a slow-motion replay of the action of the forces on the disc.
  • Allows students to complete training, play a match and challenge a friend to a championship match.
Year level


Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Energy transformation
    • Science/Force
    • Science/Motion
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Games;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Problem solving
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS) 
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.