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Pushes and Pulls

In this worksheet, students will check their knowledge of pushes and pulls (simple forces) and gravity.

'Pushes and Pulls' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Forces

Curriculum subtopic:   Gravity

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

PUSHES and PULLS are FORCES.

 

Children playing tug of war

 

Forces start objects moving and forces stop objects moving.

 

Pete and Tony are PULLING in opposite directions. When the PULLS are the same, Pete and Tony do not move because the forces are EQUAL and OPPOSITE.

In a tug of war, when the forces are not equal, one of the players will be pulled in the direction of the force and will be the winner.

 

We all feel as special 'pull', this force is called GRAVITY.

Gravity pulls objects towards the Earth.

Gravity on Earth

 

So, let's have a go at pushing and pulling and see what happens!

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