Forces: Let it go

In this lesson pack for year 3 and P4, linking to the topic forces, pupils will make their own pull-back car using a rubber band power to turn the axle and wheels. They will predict which surface it will travel the furthest on, record their results and then write a scientific conclusion.

This downloadable pack includes:

  • A lesson plan, complete with links to the science curriculum.
  • Printable instructions to make the rubber band powered car.
  • Differentiated investigation template.
  • A PowerPoint presentation that explains friction.

Easy to resource! you will need:

  • Tissue box or shoe box
  • Pairs of matching lids
  • Rubber bands
  • Paper clips
  • Paper straws
  • wooden skewers
  • Sticky tape
  • Sticky tack
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