Let’s explore objects in motion through pushes and pulls.
When you turn on and off faucets or open and shut doors you are demonstrating the physical science concept of push and pull? This South Carolina Science Standard simply put covers the effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on the movement of objects. Additionally, your learner will explore gravity and magnets an how they manipulate the push or pull depending on the materials they are in contact with.
According to the SC Education Oversight Committee, by the end of 2nd-grade students should understand the following content:
Properties of magnets.
The effects of magnets on various materials.
How magnets are used in everyday life.
The effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on the motion of objects.
Activities & Multimedia:
Grab a rope and everyone in the house and play a game of tug of war. Here are the rules. Mark the middle line on the ground with rocks, a stick, or chalk. Split your group into two on both sides of the rope. Now pull! Both teams will try their best to pull the other group over the middle mark, whichever does this first wins.
Need additional resources? Head over to BrainPOP Jr. where you will find fun activities to help you explore this concept even more.
Need some examples of pushes and pulls? Watch this video and learn how you can explore this concept throughout your home.
Books to Read:
Below you will find books that will help you explore the physical science concept of pushes and pulls. Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.