We have been experimenting with levers. Our first challenge was to get the ping pong ball into the cup using a spoon and a fulcrum of our choice. Our next challenge was to see who could get their ping pong ball the highest. We discovered that
- Levers are able to help us lift heavy objects.
- Levers consist of a stick and a fulcrum.
- The fulcrum is the point on which the lever moves.
- By changing the position of the fulcrum you will either gain or lose power - the closer the fulcrum is to the object the easier it is to lift