Students will explore forces in action by testing and making the hull and sail of a boat and then organising a regatta!

Introduction Video

  • Aim

    To help students understand the forces acting upon an object as well as ways that they can use this knowledge and adapt the design of products accordingly.

  • Success Criteria

    Students will be able to use scientific language to explain the forces acting on an object.

  • Prior Knowledge

    Students may have had previous experience working with forces and magnets, and talking about how different surfaces move against one another.

Online Resources

  • Lesson Plan
  • Class Presentation
  • Student Worksheet
  • Project Recipe


For each student you will need:

  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Pack of Toothpicks
  • Tape
  • 1 Packet of Lego
  • Ā¼ Mayku Standard Sheet
  • BluTack
  • Pencil
  • Colouring Pencils
  • Glue Stick


Students can share:

  • Mayku FormBox
  • Scissors
  • Stopwatch
  • Tray

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