Using LEGOs to Learn About Pulleys

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

Similar to learning about levers with LEGOs we also talked about pulleys using LEGOs.  For the pulleys we used wheels without the rubber tire part on them.

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The setup was similar to what I did with levers.  We discussed the definition and parts of a pulley.  I then had them create the pulleys.  Sadly I didn’t get as many pictures because I was busy helping/holding the pulley creations.

I am surprised just how well the whole LEGO simple machine lessons have gone over and how much the boys have retained from these two lessons.  I figured it would be a hit, but it has exceeded my expectations.