Nov 7 2016

Pushing and Pulling a Wolf? Forces in Lerryn Class

In Literacy we are listening to Peter and the Wilf by Prokofiev so in Science when we talked about pushing and pulling forces, we made a wolf to help the hunters identify her or him.

We explored the pushing and pulling we use on the apparatus and words that we use when working clay. Then in partners we worked collaboratively by taking it in turns to create the model and record the pushes and pulls. Finally we described what we did to a new partner.

I was so impressed by how well the children could described pushing and pulling afterwards, from pushing the tap or the soap dispenser to pulling a paper towel out or a door. About 15 children came after lunch and told me all the forces they had used at lunchtime too, including to eat!

Great learning, Lerryn!