Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Updated: 6/15/2017
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
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Intro to Forces Lesson Plans

Introduction to Forces

By Oliver Smith

Forces are pushes and pulls that govern everything in the universe. They can cause things to move, speed up, slow down, change direction, or even change the shape of things. From the largest gravitational forces that hold our universe together, to the forces that keep the smallest particles in atoms together, scientists have spent millennia trying to understand forces. The following activities will help students grasp force and motion so they can better understand the world around them.


Introduction to Forces

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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces - Force diagram

Storyboard Text

  • Balanced Forces
  • Thrust
  • Weight
  • Lift
  • Drag
  • Unbalanced Forces
  • Thrust
  • Weight
  • Lift
  • Drag