# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Pushes and Pulls | Hero Elementary™

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Pushes and Pulls | Hero Elementary™

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pushes-and-pulls-media-gallery/hero-elementary/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In these Hero Elementary activities, children explore the science of the way things move with a push or a pull. They discover that a push or a pull can move an object from one spot to another. They observe that objects move in many different ways with different pushes or pulls.

Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: K 1 ) Investigate the resulting motion of objects when forces of different strengths and directions act upon them (e.g., object being pushed, object being pulled, two objects colliding). NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: P4.13: An object is in motion when its position is changing. The speed of an object is defined by how far it travels divided by the amount of time it took to travel that far. NAEP Statement:: P4.14: The motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling. The size of the change is related to the size of the force (push or pull) and the weight (mass) of the object on which the force is exerted. When an object does not move in response to a push or a pull, it is because another push or pull (friction) is being applied by the environment. Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Planning and Carrying out InvestigationsCrosscutting Concepts: Cause and EffectDisciplinary Core Idea: Motion and Stability: Forces and InteractionsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Investigate the resulting motion of objects when forces of different strengths act upon them. Investigate the resulting motion of objects when forces of different directions act upon them. Predict the effect of the push or pull on the motion of an object, based on prior experiences.Teacher Vocabulary:Push Pull Collide Investigate Result Motion Objects Forces Strengths Directions RefuteKnowledge:Students know: Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions. Pushing or pulling on an object can change the speed or direction of its motion and can start or stop it. When objects touch or collide, they push on one another and can change motion. A bigger push or pull makes things speed up or slow down more quickly.Skills:Students are able to: Investigate forces and interactions. Describe objects and their motions. Describe relative strengths and directions of the push or pull applied to an object.Understanding:Students understand that: Simple tests can be designed to gather evidence to support or refute ideas about effects on the motion of the object caused by changes in the strength or direction of the pushes and pulls.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: *Push and Pull *Balls and Ramps, Insights *Sidewalk Safety, ETA/hand2mind Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.K.1- Investigate ways to move different objects to include pushing, pulling, and colliding objects.
Tags: direction, force, movement, pull, push