Woodpeckers investigating forces!

Woodpeckers class have been investigating forces this week.

Mr Marsh asked the questions: “What do we think will happen if two forces are unbalanced?” and “what do we think will happen if two forces are balanced?”

One pupil said “if a force is balanced then it will stay still but if it is unbalanced then it will start to move”. 

The pupils in year 3 came up with a very clever way of investigating this. They decided to have a tug of war, they made the teams balanced and the rope stayed still and they then made the teams unfair and found that the rope moved.