Lever
Primary Market
Education, Primary Ed
Character Focus
Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ advanced activity book

Objectives:

  • A lever is basically a long stick that you push or pull against a pivot (fulcrum) to move something.
  • A lever lets you move something heavy (lift load with less effort) or make something go fast
  • We use levers in so many of our daily life activities.
  • There are 3 types of levers:

           1st   Class lever      Seesaw or scissors

           2nd Class Lever     Wheel barrow

           3rd  Class Lever     Staple remover / tweezers

Steps:

Scissors

0 1 2 3 4

Weight Scale

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

  • Compare the weight of two items
  • Is the weight of different types of gears the same?
  • What is the weight of a spool? How many discs equal to the weight of a spool?
  • Try to weigh and compare the weight of various objects.
  • Build another type of weighing machine.


Wheel Barrow

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9.5 10 11 Untitled wheel barrow

Tweezers

1 2 3

Remember:

  • colors of rods and other pieces may vary
  • kit contains small pieces and may be a choking hazard, intended for ages 6+

 

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