Pushing and pulling: assessment

TLF ID L7879

Test your understanding of push and pull forces by moving animals using monkey power. Investigate and then predict the effects of applying a force to move a range of objects of various mass. For example, select two monkeys to move a pelican, and predict whether they will move the pelican slowly, quickly or too fast.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the meaning of 'push' and 'pull' forces.
  • Students investigate the effect of applying a greater force to an object.
  • Students apply a force to move an object that is at rest and identify the minimum force needed to move the object.
  • Students predict the outcome of applying a force to a range of objects of various mass.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of 'push' and 'pull' forces.
  • Allows students to choose the force they want to apply to an object, and then to predict the results of applying that force.
  • Includes a printable report detailing student achievement of learning outcomes and comparing student answers with correct answers for each question.
Year level

2

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
Strand
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Energy transformation
    • Science/Force
    • Science/Motion
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Script writer
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.