Gears, Levers and Pulleys

This afternoon, Y6 investigated different gears, levers and pulleys. They were looking to see how the direction or speed of force changed as well as finding examples of when a smaller force could be used to have a greater affect.

Investigating whether it is easier to open a tin with a long knife or a small coin.
Experimenting with changing the position of the fulcrum in a first class lever.
Investigating gears
Making a pulley
Investigating household objects to see if they are a gear, lever or pulley. The children were even able to talk about the class of lever!

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