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Push and Pull - Sorting Cards

Push and Pull - Sorting Cards
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These push and pull sorting cards make a terrific hands-on addition to your Science unit as students learn to identify the force required to move different objects.

They can be used as a whole class warm-up, small group activity or early finisher task. Use hula hoops for small groups to create a venn diagram using the cards. 

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9S1U03 9

Describe pushes and pulls in terms of strength and direction and predict the effect of these forces on objects’ motion and shape

AC9S1I04 9

Sort and order data and information and represent patterns, including with provided tables and visual or physical models

ACSSU033 8.4

A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape


The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape

STe-1WS-S old

Observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas

STe-2DP-T old

Develops solutions to an identified need

STe-5PW-ST old

Observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forces



Students could create additional cards to add to the collection.

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