Simple Machines Lever Experiment

Grade Two Students in 2N have been busy learning all about simple machines in particular levers. Today in class, students did 2 explorations using everyday objects to explore how levers make work easier. First we used pencils taped to our desks as a fulcrum with a popsicle stick on top to act as the lever and small plastic blocks as the load. Students were then asked to move the fulcrum around in reference to the fulcrum to shoot the plastic block into a cup. The second explorations involved a glue stick as a fulcrum and a ruler as a lever with erasers as the load, again trying to get the eraser into the cup by moving the position of the fulcrum in reference to the load.

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Grade 2N


13 Responses to Simple Machines Lever Experiment

  1. sama says:

    mind blowing activities……..specially about simple machines

  2. TEJ says:

    I liked playing the lever game.

  3. Ana says:

    I had lots of fun when we did the pulley experiment

  4. Joshua says:

    I liked the lever experiment!

  5. adrienne says:

    i love playing word math day!

  6. Elin says:

    I like simple machines.

  7. alma says:

    I love simple machines because they help me.

  8. BLADEN says:


  9. tassia says:

    Levers are fun.

  10. Astara says:

    I learnt that the fulcrum is very important. WORLDS MATH DAY WAS FUN!

  11. katherine says:

    I loved world math day.

  12. ron says:

    Simple machines are cool.

  13. Nathan says:

    I liked World Maths Day.

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