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Can a Mouse Lift an Elephant?

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 pounds. Cross curricular activities are suggested, including the graphing of the data collected. This is a terrific activity to use when teaching about simple machines. 

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4th - 6th
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Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment

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