How Objects Move Incursion (P – 2)

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How Objects Move Incursion (P – 2)

Theme: Science – Physical Sciences
Level: Prep – 2

In this exciting 90-minute incursion, students explore how different objects move and learn about the different forces that affect movement. Students create objects that float in water to explore buoyancy and launch foam rockets to investigate thrust. From rolling, to pushing and pulling, this incursion is packed full of movement-based activities that are perfect for younger year levels. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each activity, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.

Learning outcomes

  • Students investigate the way objects move depending on a variety of factors, including their shape, size and weight.
  • Students explore how different strengths of pushes and pulls affect the movement of objects.
  • Students gain an understanding of the concepts of buoyancy, thrust, friction and air resistance.


  • Discuss prior knowledge of moving objects.
  • Explore how the shape of an object affects how it moves.
  • Investigate how pulling and pushing forces can produce movement. 
  • Observe how greater force produces greater speed using a balloon car. 
  • Use parachutes to explore air resistance.
  • Investigate how air can be used as a push force.
  • Predict and test what characteristics make different materials sink or float.

Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • 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 (VCSSU048)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050);

Incursion Pricing



Up to 30 students


90-minute workshops


A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required


Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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“The students were engaged and eager to participate in the incursion. It was great that they got something to take away at the end.”

Epping Primary School 2019

“Charlie’s interactions with the kids were great – he was very respectful of their ideas and responded to them all at the level they are at.”

Moonee Ponds West