Push Me: Pull me


What makes objects move? What is a force? How do forces act on an object through direct contact or from a distance to cause movement?


SESSION activities

  • Investigate different forces needed to fly objects.
  • Predicting & understanding how friction works through using magnets.


SCIENCE EDUCATOR demonstrations

  • What is friction and how it works.
  • Working with magnets to show contact and non-contact forces, attraction and repulsion.
  • Static Electricity.


STUDENT experiments

  • Balloon shooter…using big and small pulls.
  • Working with a partner to conduct a magnet investigation, predict magnetic items and conclude/identify relationships and poles of a magnet.







Australian curriculum

Yr 2 – A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)


Yr 3 – Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050, ACSHE061)


Yr 4 -Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

victorian curriculum

Yr 3 – The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (VCSSU048)


Yr 4 – With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (VCSIS086)