Pivots and Levers: animation

Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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Students use this resource consisting of one page with a diagram of a lever whose length can be varied. A weight is then applied to the lever and students can see whether the force was sufficient to lift a crate. This demonstrates that forces can cause a lever to turn about a pivot and that the turning effect of a lever depends on the force and its distance from the pivot.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

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Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Resource ID: 80d5b9e1-e091-4909-8136-7cb584e8556c