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Investigating Toy Cars

In this worksheet, students will be involved in an investigation of the forces on toy cars and have to use their investigative skills to help answer the questions.

'Investigating Toy Cars' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Forces and Magnets

Curriculum subtopic:   Movement on Different Surfaces

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Worksheet Overview

Mrs. Bates's science class are investigating forces. They have been given a variety of investigations to carry out and you are going to join a group finding out about the forces on toy cars. They want to see which of their cars travels the furthest on a flat surface.

 

Child playing with toy cars

 

They push each their three cars along the surface and then they measure how far they travelled.

When they have finished they draw a block graph of their results. Here it is:

 

Graph of car results

 

Let's join their investigation and find out what's happening.

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