This experiment gives students the opportunity to become scientists and discover the concepts of forces and motion - pushes and pulls in particular. The students identify the given forces around the room (ex: open a drawer) and they have to perform the task in order to determine if it is a push or a pull. This experiment allows students to think at the highest levels as they discover the effects of pushes and pulls. Intended for a 2nd grade Forces and Motion unit. Print chart for students to record results.
See Also: Forces and Motion Unit: Forces, pushes, and pulls powerpoint & Forces and Motion Unit: Introduction Powerpoint