Forces - Designing the best boat [Grades 3, 4, 5]

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I believe in learning through making, discovery and personal projects. Children learn best when they are invested in what they are learning and discovering for themselves.

Our forces topic goes through the process of designing a boat. Children learn about different forces all with the motivation of using what they've learnt to design their own boat. There is also a final task to put what they've learnt into practice to prevent intruders!

The lessons involve a lot of "learning by doing". The video describes what the child needs to discover or make, then, lets the child learn for themselves. Sometimes a concept is explained in the video and then explored more offline.

Along the way, we touch on earthquake resistant buildings and insulation as well.

Total study time: 20 hours
Individual lessons: 15

* UK Age Range:
| Year 3 - Year 5 |
KS1 - KS2 Science
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