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Primary Science: Force Push and Pull

Primary Science worksheets on force, push and pull, designed for Primary School students. A basic passage with questions at the end to answer, testing the students comprehension levels.

Everything around us and in the universe is controlled by force. Things like walking, running, and even planets moving around in space is because of force!

A force is a push or a pull that makes something move or even turn around. When we are pushing something, like a swing, the force gets bigger when you push harder and harder.

Like a ball, if you kick it hard enough, it will go far. If you kick the ball softly, it won’t go far. The same thing happens when you pull something. The more force, the higher results.

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Basic Tips

When teaching a new concept to a student, make it as visual as possible. Concepts become more comprehensible. A standard lesson should follow this basic structure:

  • Introduction: gather what knowledge the students have on the topic. Assess and evaluate your level to base how much assistance they require throughout the lesson
  • Concept: teaching the actual topic of the lesson. Highlight the difficulty the students are having and apply the appropriate action. For example, if they do not understand the meaning of a word, get them to highlight it for further studying in the future.
  • Evaluation: conclude the lesson by getting the students to feedback what you have taught. Ensure they comprehend the topic and know the main points.

Build the confidence level of students through active participation. Encourage projects for them to do what they have learnt into practical use. The more engaging the lesson is, the better the result.

Project Ideas

Projects are a great way to showcase the knowledge students have gained through the lesson. It is a challenge for them and it allows them to be creative. Set an easy task for students to complete but gives them the freedom to expand it. Projects can be done independently or in groups. Teachers have the opportunity to enhance other key skills like social when assigning projects.

Students can do the following project ideas:

  • Research on what generates the most force
  • Mind map of what can affect force
  • Categorizing push/pull movements

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Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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