Forces - Push and Pull

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10509

Swinging a swing, kicking a kickball, punching a punching bag -- all need either a push or a pull from you! With videos, worksheets, games, and a homemade marshmallow shooter, learn about forces!



learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • How is the little girl in the above picture able to move the swing?

Forces are in motion all around you!

Science explains why this is true. Have fun exploring how pushing and pulling makes things move as you watch interesting videos, use online resources, and experiment with a fun, hands-on project!

Watch SciShow Kids Swings, Slides, and Science to learn about forces, motion, and friction:

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Watch Forces, push and pull to learn about things that can be pushed, pulled, or both. Pause the video to have someone read it to you if necessary:

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  • How is the girl in the picture above able to move the swing?

Explain what happens in your own words. Then, move on to the Got It? section.

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