Forces are all around us. Without them, we would not have much of an exciting life.

Gravity keeps us grounded, whilst friction stops us from slipping. Air resistance enables us to parachute, and engine forces allow us to drive cars. They are everywhere!

In Science camp 4, we explored one of the non-contact forces, the magnetic force. Syd also delivered a session on Friction on her Learn with Syd YouTube channel. Naturally, it makes sense to explore the others next (as well as revisiting friction in more depth).

What are the other non-contact forces? What are the contact forces? How do they act on different objects? How do we draw force diagrams?

These answers get explored briefly at primary, revisited at KS3 level and then students usually have a more in depth teaching at GCSE.

How about covering all of the above in three hours, as a project, live with Syd?

Our Science camp 5, on forces next week, will do exactly this!

We’re very excited for the start of our science camps again. In April, they were a huge success, with the children producing some amazing work. We’re kicking off on Tuesday looking at the difference between contact and non-contact forces, listing all the different types required at GCSE level. But like most things Femtinos deliver, the sessions are accessible for a wide age range.

To find out more information of our upcoming science camps, visit the camp booking page. 

Syd briefly explored frictional forces on her YouTube channel