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Lesson Plan

Playground and sports forces and energy

Use playground equipment and sports equipment, and learn about the forces and energy during their use.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
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)

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