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Science Term 5 - Forces

In Term 5, year 5 are going to be learning all about forces, exploring the world of air resistance, water resistance, friction and more! Lots of this will like in brilliantly with our new topic for the term: Scream Machine. Check out the topic page to find out more!


By the end of the unit, we hope that we will be able to:

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.


With lots of practical activities and investigations to get involved with, it should be lots of fun!

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