Build a Simple Pulley

Pulleys are simple machines that have made work easier for people for thousands of years. Explore how this simple device can be built and used to change the direction of motion and force.


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Engineering
Tags: Forces & Motion, Design Solutions
Grades covered: Grades 3–8
Topics: Measurement, Engineering Design

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