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Lesson on Levers

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Last updated 24 July 2014, created 05 January 2013, viewed 4,143

This lesson includes: a fun and challenging yoyo puzzle to get the class thinking about turning effects (can be done live with a bigger yoyo but I have provided videos); a starter introducing them to the topic of forces, and a lesson explaining the different types with examples (to be accompanied by More… real demos of levers). There is also a worksheet to check keyword knowledge. At the end, challenge the kids to identify which type of levers are hidden in the double-levers. See also: levers 2 (introduction to moments).

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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.

from TES Resource Team, 24 July 2014. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

Great lesson. Lots of fun activities and tasks. I added this resource to the @tesScience Twitter stream. Thanks for sharing.

from alessio, 30 August 2013. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

Levers powerpoint is excellent

from MIW, 20 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Super lesson - thank you! I hate teaching levers but this lesson has made it much more enjoyable for all.

from IndigoandViolet, 21 January 2013
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