Lesson plan

Force stations

Students rotate through stations exploring different kinds of forces.
Science content
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)

Set up a selection of the stations, and divide students into groups, to rotate through the stations.

For younger students, show what to do at each station, highlighting the forces in each case.
A good selection of Pushes and Pulls stations for Ks: balance point on a paint stick, balancing sculpture, magnetic race track, popsicle stick catapult

Older students can be told they will be exploring forces, and leave them to discover phenomena themselves.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7