Finding Forces Around Us

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:02 PM by Patrick Johnson
On Friday we went for a walk in our schoolyard looking for evidence of forces. We discussed that we can observe forces in action when we see objects moving.

Below: A force (muscular) is used to make the stump wobble or open the top of the recycling bin.
Above: We discussed that electricity and gas engines can be used to make objects move as well.

Below:  A student is pushing another student on the swing. Students were discussing how gravity pulls them down the slide.
Above: A student used muscular force to pull themselves to the top of the climbing wall. We wondered what force keeps a person in their seat on a swing or in a roller coaster when they are doing a loop.

Our whole class demonstrating the force of gravity: