Push Pull - Museum Victoria

Push Pull - Museum Victoria
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource can be used to teach an early understanding of forces.

This is a unit of work that gives ideas for engaging young students when exploring and developing their understandings of how a push and pull influences the way in which an object moves or changes shape.

New Australian Curriculum Codes: AC9S1U03 (Year 1)

Additional Information

This resource provides a gallery of images. A Year 2 teacher could use the advice in this unit to provide a range of first-hand experiences for students.

These might include inviting students to bring 'moving' toys to the science class and to explore a range of toys and how they move (e.g., marbles, spinning tops, balls, yo-yos, toy cars, battery operated toys).

Students could investigate pushing to make an object move faster or slower.

They could compare smooth with less-smooth surfaces. They could explore the effects of different slopes on the movement of toy cars.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions > ACSIS038
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and... > ACSIS037
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape > ACSSU033