Forces enable us to explain why things happen. On this page, you will find videos to support the teaching of forces across the age groups, created by our teacher coaches as part of our IOP DOMAINS CPD Programme.
- Everyday forces
- Force arrows
- Balanced forces
- Newton 3
- Newton 2 (and vectors)
- Newton 1
- Advanced force diagrams and vectors
- Book onto a CPD session
- Links to teaching resources
Meet the presenters
(Left to right) Daisy Fox, Kath Myers, Mark Whalley & Sue Woolhouse.
Sue explores the types of forces on objects you may find at home.
Daisy looks at how to construct force diagrams and use arrows to represent forces.
Kath explores balanced forces and common misconceptions about moving objects.
Daisy unpicks a typical exam question about the forces on a rocket and explores how students often confuse interaction force pairs.
Kath examines how unbalanced forces affect motion and how vector addition allow us to find the resultant force and acceleration.
Sue explores what a resultant force of zero means and uses curly cardboard arrows to model a sky diver reaching terminal velocity.
Mark and Daisy explore 3 forces in equilibrium and compare practical and theory for a mass on an inclined plane.
The IOP will be running a physics CPD programme, the DOMAINS programme, over the academic year. CPD sessions will be available for early-career teachers, more experienced teachers as well as coaches and CPD leaders.