Balanced Forces Activities

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

The concept of balanced forces means that all pushes and pulls in one direction are balanced by a force in the opposite direction. This lesson offers activities that will help your students learn more about balanced forces.

Teaching Balanced Forces

If you are a science teacher who incorporates physics into your instruction, then you will likely spend some time working with the concept of balanced forces. Once your students understand what force is within science, they are ready to understand what balanced forces are and why this matters. Understanding balanced forces will also help your students form a better understanding of friction and Newton's first law of motion.

To help your students stay engaged while learning about balanced forces, you might want to have them do some activities that appeal to different learning styles and motivate them to remember what they are learning. The activities in this lesson will keep students engaged as they learn more about balanced forces.

Visual Activities

This section offers activities designed to appeal to the visual learners in your class.

Represent it Graphically

Some students will understand balanced forces better if they are able to think of real life examples where they can see balanced forces in action.

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