Project Description

On the Move – Forces in Action

  • Level: Suitable for Foundation to Level 6

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Delivery: via Zoom video conferencing

  • Numbers: each workshop is capped at a maximum of 30 learners

  • Adult supervision recommended


  • Make a homemade Cartesian diver

  • Explore the concept of inertia with some classic experiments

  • Predict the result of a simple experiment on air resistance, then test that prediction

  • Observe Newton’s Third Law of Motion using the power of air

All Online Programs

Required Materials

Item Quantity
Pen lid or plastic straw 1
Glutak 1
500mL water bottle with lid (empty) 1
Cup (pref. plastic) 2
Cardboard index card (approx. 15cm x 10cm) 1
Toilet roll (centre tube only) 1
Balls of different sizes/weights (e.g., ping pong ball, bouncy ball, marble) 3
Coin 1
A4 paper 2
Balloon (pref. rocket balloon) 1
Balloon pump (optional) 1
Cold tap water 500ml

Curriculum Links

  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

  • Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS068)

  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)