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Simple Machines: Pulleys
Students observe and analyze how pulleys work and how a double pulley can make work easier. In small groups they use a fixed pulley system and a double pulley system and draw a picture of how their pulley system functions. Students then observe a demonstration of a student being lifted in a chair.
4th - 5th Science 8 Views 85 Downloads
Pull(ey)ing The Science Out (Or Pulleys)
Students investigate how the number of pulleys affect the difficulty or ease of pulling an object up. They watch a demonstration that shows the work done by one pulley and two pulleys. After watching the demonstration, the students break into groups to investigate the use of pulleys.
2nd - 3rd Science 8 Views 28 Downloads
TE Activity: Pulley'ing Your Own Weight
Students experiment with common objects such as spools, string and soap to determine how pulleys make it easier to move large objects. They look at the difference between fixed and movable pulleys. They examine the many uses engineers have for pulleys.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 16 Downloads
Third graders explore physics by participating in a simple machine exercise. In this pulley lesson, 3rd graders collaborate with their entire class to experiment with pulleys and complete worksheets based upon results. Students identify different simple machines and how they work.
3rd Math 4 Views 42 Downloads
Inclined Plane and Pulley
Students describe how inclined plane and pulleys make work easier. In this physics instructional activity, students calculate work done and mechanical advantage of both simple machines. They collect data from the experiment and construct graphs.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 54 Downloads
Simple Machines III - Pulleys
The principles behind pulleys, levers, and simple machines are the focus of a science lesson. In it, learners take part in a whole-class activity. There are two groups of pupils who each must lift objects with fixed pulleys and multiple loop pulleys.
4th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Is a Pulley a Special Kind of Lever?
Fifth graders use information from their text to read and discuss pulleys and levers. They examine a top sketch of the arrangement of a fixed pulley. Working in groups, 5th graders perform experiments to test the effect of using a pulley system to life large objects.
5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Third graders engage in a manipulative experiment in the mechanical advantage of simple machines. It graphically demonstrates the change in magnitude of applied force when using simple machines. Great for ESL to discover the ratio formula for pulleys.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Levers and Pulleys
Seventeen pages of material leave you well-prepared to carry out this lesson on levers and pulleys. Photos and diagrams make the instructions clear; resource links provide additional information. The missing aspects of this teacher's guide are that specialized science equipment is required, such as a Vernier computer interface, and that student handouts are not furnished.
7th - 10th Science 10 Views 68 Downloads
Simple Machines III - Pulleys
Fourth graders are introduced to a spring scale to show that the forces on both sides of the pulley are the same. They break into groups to lift objects with fixed pulleys and with multiple looped pulleys and then measure the force necessary to lift the objects using a spring scale.
4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Pulley Systems Used at Fort McHenry
What a great opportunity to integrate science into your lesson on the War of 1812! Discover how pulley systems were used to move 1,000 lb. cannons at the Battle of Fort McHenry, and to raise the flag that would inspire Francis Scott Key to write the "Star-Spangled Banner.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 8 Downloads