Forces and Motion

Levers everywhere

Physics Narrative for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Forces acting to cause turning

Once you start looking, you'll see forces causing turning everywhere. Take a look at this pair of examples and try to identify the forces acting to cause turning.

  • A fridge door.
  • Wash-basin taps.

You might then see how well you can identify levers in everyday situations. (Two to get you started: a crow bar and a bicycle pedal.)

IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme

New videos on forces

Our first collection of videos gives teachers and coaches of physics a preview of the training we offer ahead of this term's live support sessions.

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