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Pull Definition

A pull moves objects closer by force. For example, pulling a tissue from a box.

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Pushes and Pulls

Fun Facts

  • Pulling weeds out of the yard moves them towards you.
  • Pulling a shopping cart back towards you uses force.
  • You can pull on a sock, a dog leash, or a backpack with wheels.

Why Do We Need To Know About Pull

Learning about ‘pull’ helps us understand how we do everyday things. Whether we are shopping or gardening, ‘pull’ is everywhere. It is important for our daily tasks and for work in areas like stores, gardens, sports, and making products.

Knowing about ‘pull’ makes it easier to handle things and helps in choosing careers. It leads to creating better tools and ways of doing things, which makes work easier and improves how we use products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the punching bag used by Dr. Jeff an example of a push or a pull?
The punching bag is both a push and a pull. Dr. Jeff first pulled it towards him and then he pushed it to make it swing before it knocked him down.
What is an example of using forces at a grocery store?
You use force to pull things off the shelves. You can also use force to push the shopping cart towards the shelves or pull it back towards you.
How did Olivia use force with a basketball?
Olivia used her hands to push the basketball towards the hoop.
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