Pivots and Levers

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that forces can cause objects to turn about a pivot and that the turning effect of a lever depends on the force and its distance from the pivot. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

(SC4-11PW) discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Forces and energy, Levers
File type:
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 7 March 2008

Resource ID: 58e81acb-c147-4b2d-8f21-eca2e3e6f5df