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.
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.