Pushes and pulls can make things move! Together, pushes and pulls are called forces and they can make objects speed up, slow down or change direction.
To better understand how pushes and pulls work….
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
What is a force?
A force is a push or a pull that makes things move. You make things move every day when you play soccer, push a shopping cart or pull mittens onto your hands!
What is a push?
A push is when you move things away from you. An example of a push is when you push a basketball toward the hoop. When you push with force, things move away.
What is a pull?
A pull is when you move things toward you. An example of a pull is when you pull weeds out of your yard or when you pull a tissue out of a tissue box. Things move towards you when you pull.