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41 resources with the keyterm fulcrum

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Study Jams! Simple Machines

For Students 4th - 8th
Here is a tri-faceted resource that has a slide show, a quiz, and a vocabulary list that you can use to teach simple machines. Six machines are introduced: wheels and axles, planes, levers, pulleys, wedges, and screws. Slides contain...
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Can a Mouse Lift an Elephant?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Read Just a Little Bit, by Ann Tompert as an introduction to levers. Discuss playground seesaws and then turn learners loose to experiment with the placement of a fulcrum. Their goal is to determine where to place it in order to lift ten...
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Simple Machines: Levers

For Teachers K - 7th
Learners discover the fundamentals and daily applications of simple machines. They practice basic engineering theory through their hands-on demonstrations of levers.
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Simple Machines: Levers

For Teachers K - 8th
Students discover the fundamentals and daily applications of simple machines. They investigate basic engineering theory through their hands-on demonstrations of levers.
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Simple Machines, Odd Machines

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students recognize and identify common objects that can be used as a lever. For this simple machines lesson, students experiment with materials to design and construct a machine that uses a lever. Students also design and build a catapult.
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Simple Machines - Levers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders lift objects with the fulcrum and load in various positions and then experiment with how much force is exerted by the effort and load arms of the lever. They place 5 paper clips in the load and move the fulcrum to match...
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Using Fulcrums

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students engage in a lesson that concentrates on the use of a lever and fulcrum. They define how a lever is used to lift a load. The lesson has background information to justify it. Students demonstrate how to use the lever while lifting...
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Simple Machines - Levers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design and build their own catapult. In this physics less, students identify the different parts of a lever. They cite real world applications of lever.
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Levers in the Body: They Are Not What You Might Think!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate lever systems in the human body and compare arm anatomy to model.  In this human levers lesson students graph and analyze their results.
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Muscular System

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this muscular system worksheet, students list the factors used in naming skeletal muscles. Then they explain how fascicle arrangement in muscles contributes to muscle mechanics. Students also describe the three classes of levers in...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover what simple machines are and identify a gear, a pulley, and a lever. In teams, they build at least two models each of simple machines and challenge them with specific instruction cards. Finally, students present and...
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Take It From the Top

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Experiment with the center of gravity by stacking blocks in a way that appears to defy its force. This is a fascinating demonstration that you can use when teaching about gravity, forces, or balance. 
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Balanced Forces

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Examples and practice questions will help real-life understanding of the Principle of Moments concept. These great slides define the types of levers and pivots, and then give examples of the typical seesaw situations that help the...
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Fulcrum

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore simple machines. For this science lesson, 4th graders conduct experiments in which they determine the best position for a fulcrum. Students experiment to find the placement that makes it easier to lift a heavy load.
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Arm and Hammer

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students locate the fulcrum, load position, and effort of the arm as a lever. They compare their neck joint and calf muscle to a fulcrum, and locate the load and effort points of each. Students cut out a cross...
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Three Classes of Levers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore three classes of levers. They classify the class of lever represented by a picture. Students discuss their choices. They prepare a written paper explaining their choice.
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Simple and Complex Machines Used In Agriculture

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore agriculture and the current technologies and research that continue to make Earth a viable planet. This four lessons unit introduce students to simple machines and the concepts of force and friction through a variety of...
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Inverse (Indirect) Machines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers observe relationships between quantities. Students complete activities for three different classes of levers. In groups, high schoolers build each type of lever. Students identify levers in their daily surroundings. High...
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Lightening with Levers

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, students use a lever to life their teacher and then generate questions for further exploration. They also identify who created the first lever and what he stated for doing so.
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Student Exploration: Levers

For Students 5th - 7th
In this earthquake exploration worksheet, students complete 2 prior knowledge questions, then use "Levers Gizmo" to conduct several activities, completing short answer questions when finished.
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Simple Machines: Levers

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this simple machines worksheet, students draw a picture of a lever that will lift an elephant. They explain the materials used, and label the fulcrum and effort/force that will lift the elephant.
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners investigate simple machines. In this simple machines lesson plan, students construct two simple machines and describe what they do. Learners show that simple changes help machines do work with less effort. Students use a paper...
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Lifting Lever

For Students 7th - 9th
For this levers worksheet, students create a lever using a yardstick, a cardboard stand as the fulcrum and a cup of pennies as the load. They measure the distance from the fulcrum to the load, they measure the load and they calculate the...
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Lifting Lever

For Students 7th - 9th
In this lever worksheet, students build a lever using cardboard, a yardstick and paper cups with pennies. They vary the distance the effort is from the fulcrum and determine how much effort is needed to lift the load.