This activity introduces mechanical advantage and gives students as young as ten the opportunity to experiment with it in a safe and exciting manner. The concept of adding and removing pulleys from a system also introduces the idea of ratios and their importance to any mechanical system.

Blueprint Stats:

Cost: cost
Field: Physics
Prep Time: 1.5 hours
Active Time: 45 minutes
Level: 4-6
Mess Factor: mess
CAUTION: This activity requires a strong support and open space.