Through doing the activities in this pack, pupils should:

  • know the difference between pushing and pulling
  • understand the effects of pushing and pulling on stationary objects
  • be able to predict what will happen when a toy car is pushed
  • be able to draw conclusions from an investigation
  • relate what they have learned to everyday occurrences

Science National Curriculum: Physical Processes: 2:2, 2:3, Scientific Enquiry: 1:1, 2:1

Starter activity
Identify who is pushing and who is pulling, and what items can be pushed or pulled.

Main session
Explore the effect of the strength of a push on how far an object will travel, and what objects around the home that either pushed or pulled.

Write down what you know about pulling and pushing.

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