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Lifting a Lion

Students investigate lever, fulcrum, and work.  In this elementary school mathematics/science lesson, students read How do you Lift a Lion? And using a toy lion and a lever, students explore how much work is needed to raise the toy lion.  Students employ proportional reasoning to determine the force needed to lift a real lion.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2000
Included Materials
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