Pushes and Pulls

Pushes and Pulls
Publication Date: April, 2014
Type of Resource: Teacher background info

This online teaching resource helps teach young students about forces.

The resource discusses students' understandings of forces and motion (i.e., pushes and pulls) and also details learning tasks that will engage students when investigating these concepts.

There are also direct references to academic research on science education for younger primary students.

New Australian Curriculum Code: AC9S1U03 (Year 1)

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape > ACSSU033
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and... > ACSSU005