Lesson plan

Playground and sports forces and energy

Summary
Use playground equipment and sports equipment, and learn about the forces and energy during their use.
Science content
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)
Physics: Simple and complex Machines (5)
Procedure

Use playground equipment, discussing each in terms of the forces and energy.
Play tennis or another sport, to explore the forces in a lever.
Bounce balls and learn about the energy transfers.

Grades taught
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teaching Site
ingridscience afterschool