D.I.Y. Science – Use your own Force

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

Do incredible things with your own force using a little knowledge of Physics (no gym required).

This resource is suited to Physics students in Years 4, 7, and 10 who are learning about forces and air pressure.

D.I.Y Science: Use your own Force

Use your own force to do incredible things.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

Have you ever wanted to do a real karate chop, like a master of the master arts? It’s all about forces: pushes and pulls to do incredible things. Find out more in this short video.


What you’ll need:

1 x old wooden ruler (to break)
1 x stack of newspaper

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Years: 4, 7, 10


Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion