Pushing and pulling: how much force?

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Use the minimum amount of force needed to move each animal. For example, use two monkeys to push a wallaby or three monkeys to pull a zebra. This learning object is the second in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Students investigate the meaning of 'push' and 'pull' forces.
Students apply a force to move an object that is at rest and identify that a greater force is needed to move a heavier object.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 3
Force and Motion
Learners, Students

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