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Pushes and Pulls

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Sing along with the Forces Song, play table curling to see the effect of friction, help the Stunt Toys display team try out different sized parachutes and check out our Chair of Nails in this introduction to forces for the very young.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

Aims and Objectives
  • Describe the motion of familiar things and name forces such as pushes and pulls.
  • Understand that forces change the speed and direction of objects.