Forces teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about forces (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

The video below provides a great starting point to introduce forces. We find these clips awesome because they show humans overcoming and using many of the forces that keep the majority of us firmly on the ground! How many forces can students name as they watch the film below? 

Thinking deeply about forces

Key Stage 3/GCSE thinking task about forces. Use these questions to see what your students already know about forces or to extend their thinking. Students work in groups to combine their knowledge and tackle these challenging, thought-provoking questions. (PDF)

A demo to get students thinking about forces

Key Stage 3 and GCSE demonstration on contact and non-contact forces. In this demonstration students observe what happens to the reading on a balance when two magnets interact. This is a great opportunity to introduce forces, discuss the difference between weight and mass and contact and non-contact forces. This demonstration was contributed by Katharine Barber. (PDF)

  1. Air resistance
  2. Moments
  3. Pressure
  4. Weight