Forces and Motion

Forces CPD videos

CPD for 11-14 14-16 16-19 IOP RESOURCES

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.

Meet the presenters

(Left to right) Daisy Fox, Kath Myers, Mark Whalley & Sue Woolhouse.


Everyday forces

Sue explores the types of forces on objects you may find at home.

Force arrows

Daisy looks at how to construct force diagrams and use arrows to represent forces.

Balanced forces

Kath explores balanced forces and common misconceptions about moving objects.


Newton 3

Daisy unpicks a typical exam question about the forces on a rocket and explores how students often confuse interaction force pairs.

Newton 2 (and vectors)

Kath examines how unbalanced forces affect motion and how vector addition allow us to find the resultant force and acceleration.

Newton 1

Sue explores what a resultant force of zero means and uses curly cardboard arrows to model a sky diver reaching terminal velocity.


Advanced force diagrams and vectors

Mark and Daisy explore 3 forces in equilibrium and compare practical and theory for a mass on an inclined plane.

DOMAINS CPD sessions and events

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.


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