# Pushes and Pulls

Learning about forces and motion will help you understand the world around you and how things work. In this movie, you’ll explore forces, or pushes and pulls, and how they can change the way something moves. You’ll also learn about position, and how motion is a change of position. What are some things you push or pull to move? Speed tells us how fast something moves. Fast objects can go farther distances in a small amount of time. Did you know that you need more force to move heavier objects? Friction is a force that acts in the opposite direction of motion to slow down moving things. Find out why an icy road is slippery and why it is harder to skate on grass than on concrete.

## Motion and Mass Lesson Plan: SpaceForce Game

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## Simple Machines Lesson Plan: The Inclined Plane and the Screw

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## Pushes and Pulls Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about pushes and pulls. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Pushes and Pulls. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

## Pushes and Pulls Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about pushes and pulls. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Pushes and Pulls topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »