In this series of two lessons, primary students are introduced to force (push and pull) and motion. In the first lesson, students observe and describe objects that are moving and identify the force (a push or a pull or both) that make the objects move. Then they draw and describe themselves demonstrating a push or a pull that makes something move. In the second lesson, students observe, describe, and draw a toy at rest. Then they put the toy in motion and describe the force (push or pull) used to make the toy move.
A slideshow of all pages of this lesson can be found under the Physical Science Tab at http://scienceandkidsactivities.com.
A Framework for K-12 Science
Scientific and Engineering Practices
• Carrying Out Investigations
• Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Disciplinary Core Idea: Physical Science
By the end of grade 2. Objects pull or push each other when they collide or are connected. Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions. Pushing or pulling on an object can change the speed or direction of its motion and can start or stop it. An object sliding on a surface or sitting on a slope experiences a pull due to friction between the object and the surface that opposes its motion
• Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation