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Science Museum Great Object Hunt: Forces

Find something that’s heavier than you; find something that generates friction…

Students explore the galleries and work together to choose an object for each challenge.

This activity is designed to encourage discussion about how science and technology have shaped our lives, with versions for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

Related galleries

We think this activity would work really well at many of our galleries, including:

Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, curriculum science and their everyday lives.
  • Recognise the relevance and applications of science in our everyday lives.
  • Use observation, curiosity and communication skills.

Downloadable resources

Science Museum Great Object Hunt – Forces (PDF Document)

Related resources

Close-up of a jet engine

Lead your pupils on a trail exploring the exhibits in our galleries that link with the topic of forces.