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This worksheet has been designed for students to record their observations as they complete various push and pull experiments. Students will identify the force that they use and will record their observations after changing the power of the force they use.

Use in conjunction with the experiments that are suggested in Lesson 4 of the Push and Pull unit.

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  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual 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

AC9S1I02 9

Suggest and follow safe procedures to investigate questions and test predictions

AC9S1I03 9

Make and record observations, including informal measurements, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S1I06 9

Write and create texts to communicate observations, findings and ideas, using everyday and scientific vocabulary

AC9S1I05 9

Compare observations with predictions and others’ observations, consider if investigations are fair and identify further questions with guidance

ACSSU033 8.4

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

ACSIS025 8.4

Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions

ACSIS026 8.4

Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate

ACSIS213 8.4

Compare observations with those of others

ACSIS029 8.4

Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways


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


Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions


Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations


Compare observations and predictions with those of others


Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways

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

ST1-1WS-S old

Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas

ST1-2DP-T old

Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST1-4LW-S old

Describes observable features of living things and their environments

ST1-5LW-T old

Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products

ST1-6MW-S old

Identifies that materials can be changed or combined

ST1-7MW-T old

Describes how the properties of materials determine their use

ST1-10ES-S old

Recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources

ST1-8PW-S old

Describes common forms of energy and explores some characteristics of sound energy

ST1-9PW-ST old

Investigates how forces and energy are used in products

ST1-3DP-T old

Describes, follows and represents algorithms to solve problems

ST1-11DI-T old

Identifies the components of digital systems and explores how data is represented



Some students may need adult assistance with scribing their observations.


Students can design their own push or pull experiment.

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