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Simple Machines
Lab 2 - Lever

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Discussion Prompts


  • What was the purpose of changing the pivot point on the Lever?
  • How did changing the pivot point make the Disks easier or harder to lift by reducing or adding force?


  • Can a lever be built into other machines to make work easier?
  • What do you think would happen if the beam used in the Lever was longer? Shorter?


  • What worked well in your group? 
  • What challenges did your group have while building the Lever or adding pieces to the Disks?
  • If you could repeat the challenge would you change the location of the pivot point? How would you change it?