Pushes and Pulls

Learning about forces and motion will help you understand the world around you and how things work. In this movie, you’ll explore forces, or pushes and pulls, and how they can change the way something moves. You’ll also learn about position, and how motion is a change of position. What are some things you push or pull to move? Speed tells us how fast something moves. Fast objects can go farther distances in a small amount of time. Did you know that you need more force to move heavier objects? Friction is a force that acts in the opposite direction of motion to slow down moving things. Find out why an icy road is slippery and why it is harder to skate on grass than on concrete.

Pushes and Pulls Background Information for Teachers, Parents and Caregivers

This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about pushes and pulls. It is designed to complement the Pushes and Pulls topic page on BrainPOP Jr. See more »

Classroom Activities: Pushes and Pulls

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Pushes and Pulls topic on BrainPOP Jr. See more »

Family and Homeschool Activities: Pushes and Pulls

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Pushes and Pulls topic on BrainPOP Jr. See more »

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3 comments
  1. Samantha Konstantin said:

    I love all of these ideas and resources. It makes teaching this topic much easier! Thanks!

  2. Nikki Dahlberg said:

    I love all of the resources that are available for pushes and pulls. I enjoy having the background information for teacahers and parents!

  3. asha williams said:

    this is really cool thinks for helping me understand.