Force Diagrams

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Key takeaways
An overview of the different types of forces.
An explanation of how we draw and represent forces in a free body diagram.
Calculation of resultant forces and acceleration.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Forces are what cause interactions between objects and force diagrams show us the forces acting on an object. In this class, students will examine different types of forces and how to represent forces on an object with a free body diagram. Students will then calculate the resultant force on the object and the acceleration as a result. This class is great for students in Years 7 - 9 but would also be beneficial as a review for older students!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 7, 8 and 9, or S1 and S2, or for older students who want to recap how to create a Force Diagram.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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