Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Pull The Other One

Room 5 have been experimenting with pulleys. We were challenged to lift a toy car within a shoe box using a pulley. The car had to travel at least halfway up the box. Here are some of our observations about pulleys

  • Pulleys help us to lift heavy objects with little effort
  • The pulley makes the weight of the object being lifted seem lighter
  • Pulleys are found all around us e.g. raising the flag, automatic garage door, elevators and on cranes


  1. This looks like a really fun activity!

  2. Nice work Room 5, I wonder if that's the same concept which applies for the lifts in the buildings....