How to teach Simple Machines
Using this Pulleys Worksheet, students draw arrows to show the direction each part of the rope is moving, then label which part of each picture shows Load and Effort.
A pulley is a wheel with a groove. A rope, belt, or cable runs inside the groove and the pulley is used to lift loads with less effort.
For the pulley systems below, draw arrows to show the direction each part of the rope is moving. Label which part of each picture shows Load and Effort.
Other resources to use with this Pulley Worksheet
If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about simple machines.
Use this Lever Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.
Introduce this worksheet by showing students an example of a pulley. Ask students how this machine works. Next, students brainstorm other examples of pulley. Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, challenge students to write a short explanation of each pulley.
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