How Objects Move Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Science – Physical Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2

Students will investigate the way objects move depending on a variety of factors, including their shape, size and weight. This lesson links investigations to the movement of living things.*


  • Discuss prior knowledge of moving objects.
  • Explore sinking and floating using different materials.
  • Change the shape of plasticine in an attempt to make it float.
  • Observe a fish model and predict how it moves up and down in the water.
  • Investigate movement over land using a variety of wheel options.
  • Observe a car made of recycled materials and discuss different ways to make it move.
  • Make a take-home rocket to explore the relationship between strength of push and movement.

* See “Transport” lesson for a human, historical focus.


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