Science – Forces (Autumn 1 2020)

In science this half term, we are learning all about forces. We began by learning about gravity, weight and mass. We discovered that weight is actually a force and is measured in Newtons whereas mass is measured in kilograms or grams. We used force meters to measure the weight of different objects. Since then we have planned our own investigations to explore air resistance. We had fun making and testing different parachutes. We will also be exploring upthrust, water resistance and friction before learning about how mechanisms can be used to reduce the force needed to move objects.