If you pull on a rope you are applying a force to it.

# Forces - Pushing And Pulling

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with pushing and pulling forces.

At school, you have learned about pushes and pulls. Pushes and pulls are forces. Forces make things happen. A push on a toy can make it move. Pulling back on a string can stop the toy moving. Some simple toys are clockwork. You turn the key on clockwork toys to make them go. Your hand turning the key is a force. How much do you know about forces?

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1. Simon’s Grandad has a very old watch. To make it go, Simon’s Grandad has to wind it up. The watch runs on _________.
Do you know anyone who has a very old watch?
2. Luke is sat in the kart. Joe is stood behind the Kart. Joe gives the Kart a push. Which way does the kart move?
What happens if Joe pushes harder? - The kart goes to the right faster!
3. This is a very long freight train. The locomotives are pulling the train. What is the train doing?
The train is very heavy, so the locomotives have to pull very hard
4. Alex pulls on his sledge. What happens?
Do you like sledging in the snow?
5. Tom pushes the toy car. What happens?
Does this toy car run on batteries? - No
6. What happens if you pull on a spring?
Springs are stretchy. They are flexible
7. The man is pushing against the rock. But the rock does not move. Why does the rock not move?
Sometimes you can push and push, and still it won’t move!
8. A player is kicking a football. The player:
Who do you think is the best football player?
9. These teeth are a clockwork toy. How do you make the teeth chatter and move?
Do you have any wind-up toys?
10. This mum is pushing her baby in a pram. She pushes the pram. What happens?
The baby is going backwards, but the pram moves to the left

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