Radipole Primary School

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Year 5 - Finding Out About Levers, Gears and Pulleys

The children in Year 5 learnt all about levers, gears and pulleys in their science lesson this week. They found out how these mechanisms make heavy jobs easier for us to do, as we can apply a smaller force to achieve a greater effect. We looked at different everyday objects, which the children sorted into groups, depending on whether their mechanisms were levers, gears or pulleys. They then worked together, following instructions to make their own simple pulleys.