experiMENTALS: Straw propeller

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10


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This resource contains a materials and instruction list and brief explanation for students about the process of creating a propeller using two bendy straws and a pair of scissors. A simple demonstration of one of Newton's Laws.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-6WS) undertakes first-hand investigations to collect valid and reliable data and information, individually and collaboratively

(SC5-7WS) processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

(SC5-10PW) applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU229) The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics

(ACSIS200) Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data

(ACSIS203) Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Forces and energy
File type:
ABC - eXperiMentals
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Resource ID: ce25f25b-00c8-4cc0-80cc-70c93dfd7177