Gr.3 Force, Of Course

On Tuesday the Grade 3 students investigated the impact of friction, gravity and magnetic force through a FORCE, OF COURSE workshop presented by Scientists in the Schools.  We learned about natural forces like the eruptions of volcanoes and how the vortex of a tornado can uproot trees.  We used catapults to measure the impact of forces on a ball.  Do you know how a force is measured?  Forces are measured in Newtons, named after Sir Isaac Newton after an apple fell on his head.  We designed a marble roller coaster and experimented with magnets to see if they can defy gravity.