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PUSHES AND PULLS DEFINITION

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….

PUSHES AND PULLS DEFINITION. 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?

scientist and kids show how a shopping cart can be pushed and pulled with 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 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!
scientist and kids show how a shopping cart can be pushed and pulled with force

What is a push?

scientist and kids show how a basketball can be pushed with force

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 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.
scientist and kids show how a basketball can be pushed with force

What is a pull?

boy shows how a plant can be pulled out the ground

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.