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


  • Discuss prior knowledge of moving objects.
  • Play target practice with various shaped rollers to explore how shape affects how things move.
  • Investigate pulling and pushing forces using a rolling platform.
  • Pumping up and releasing a balloon car to illustrate how greater force produces greater speed and therefore objects move further.
  • Test parachutes to explore air resistance.
  • Investigating how air can be used as a push force by launching foam rockets.
  • Explore sinking and floating using different materials.
  • Change the shape of plasticine in an attempt to make it float.
Take home activity


Make a take-home rocket to explore the relationship between strength of push and movement.


Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041);
  • 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);
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051);
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS053);
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054);
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055).

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