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Changing Speed

In this worksheet, students will have to use their understanding of forces to describe their effects on a trip to the park.

'Changing Speed' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Forces

Curriculum subtopic:   Resistance and Friction

Popular topics:   Physics worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Understand Changing Speed


Lots and lots of times in your life already you have been speeding up and slowing down: going down the stairs, running down the corridor (oops!), arriving at your friend's house on your bike - just everyday events.


Speeding up and slowing down involve forces. In this worksheet, you can join Callum and his chums playing in the park and trying to find out how to make themselves move faster and slower. Everything they do or play on involves forces. See if you can use your knowledge and understanding to work out what's happening in the questions in this activity. Up, up and away!


Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?

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