How did Isaac Newton come up with his ideas on gravity? We show why an apple falls down and how the moon stays in orbit. We look at Galileo’s experiments on gravity and air resistance and recreate what could have been the first ever Fair Test. Frictional forces are demonstrated in a variety of ways.
Magnets are explored using the key vocabulary of North, South, attract and repel. Then we turn to identifying exactly which materials are magnetic and come up with a fun way of testing them.
We also look at the tricky forces that operate in water, culminating with a floating and sinking experimental quiz using fruit and vegetables that will get all the children’s brains buzzing! Finally, we finish with some astounding forces tricks which the children can try for themselves at home.