Forces: Walking dinosaur

In this lesson pack for year 3 and P4, linking to the topic Forces, pupils will make a paper dinosaur and discover how it can walk down a ramp. They will then try it out on different surfaces to see whether friction makes a difference to how it walks.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Printable instructions for the activity
  • Differentiated results table
  • Instructions for an extra activity to make a nodding dinosaur.

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Books
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or wood to make a ramp
  • Different materials to cover the ramp; for example, sandpaper.
Year 3
Forces and magnets
Forces: Walking dinosaur

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