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Pushing or Pulling?

This exercise asks students to decide if the force being used is pushing or pulling.

'Pushing or Pulling?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Forces and Magnets

Curriculum subtopic:  Forces: Contact and Magnetic

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Pushing and pulling are forces - they cause an object to move. Pulling an object forces it to move towards the thing that is pulling it. Pushing an object forces it away from the object that is pushing it.

 

Sample Question:

Is this man pushing or pulling his car?

 

 

 ANSWER: He is pushing the car.

Is this man pushing or pulling the boxes?

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this hammer pushing or pulling the nail out of the wood?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this dog pushing or pulling the Christmas cracker?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this man pushing or pulling the shopping trolley?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this man pushing or pulling the rope?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this baby pushing or pulling the buggy?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Does the chain have to be pushed or pulled to turn on the light?  

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this barge pulling or pushing the boat?

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this man pushing or pulling the rock up the hill?

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

Is this woman pushing or pulling her suitcase?

 

 

Pushing

Pulling

  • Question 1

Is this man pushing or pulling the boxes?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pushing
  • Question 2

Is this hammer pushing or pulling the nail out of the wood?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
  • Question 3

Is this dog pushing or pulling the Christmas cracker?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
  • Question 4

Is this man pushing or pulling the shopping trolley?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pushing
  • Question 5

Is this man pushing or pulling the rope?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
  • Question 6

Is this baby pushing or pulling the buggy?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pushing
  • Question 7

Does the chain have to be pushed or pulled to turn on the light?  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
  • Question 8

Is this barge pulling or pushing the boat?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
  • Question 9

Is this man pushing or pulling the rock up the hill?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pushing
  • Question 10

Is this woman pushing or pulling her suitcase?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pulling
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