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Forces in Action

Forces in Action

Program Description

What makes things move? What makes them stop moving? Students investigate a variety of forces—and put them to work—to find the best way to make cars race down a track. They also use digital graphing tools, to measure the amount of force required to overcome the force of friction on different surfaces.

Curriculum links

Grade 3 Science and Technology –
Understanding Matter and Energy:
Forces Causing Movement
Cycle 2
Science and Technology – Material World:
Forces and Motion

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links: Ontario  Québec (PDF, 183 KB)

Teacher tips

Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.


$9 per student.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.


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