TLF ID M021170
In this learning sequence students investigate the concept of force, simply described as a push or a pull. They find out how forces can change the shape or movement of an object and explore deformation: breaking, bending and how different materials react under different forces. Students plan and conduct a simple experiment to explore how ice and other objects behave when a force is exerted, particularly deforming and breaking. Finally they explore how icebreakers work and relate understanding about forces, materials and deformation to the physics of icebreakers.