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Lifting a Load

Students experiments with levers to determine if the amount of force needed to lift a load is always the same. In this physics lesson, students use Lab-Pro data collector as they experiment with the fulcrum placement to measure the work effort.  Students calculate the mechanical advantage the lever adds and create a graph from the data. Students complete a comprehension questions reflecting on what they have observed.

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Resource Details

Grade
7th - 10th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Ed Software
Database & Spreadsheet
Year
2003
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Worksheet