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Pushing and pulling

TLF ID L700

Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Use the minimum amount of force needed to move each animal. For example, use a single monkey to push a pelican or use three monkeys to pull a zebra. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Introduces pushes and pulls as forces that can move an object that is at rest.
  • Represents forces in terms of 'monkey-power' and asks students to use monkeys to push or pull a cart carrying animals.
  • Challenges students to use the minimum number of monkeys required to move different-sized animals to the zoo.
  • Provides feedback, with scaffolding, for correct and incorrect student choices.
  • Provides three levels of difficulty.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: CSIRO Publishing
  • Organization: CSIRO Publishing
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Brian Sharpley
  • Description: Script writer
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.