Levers, fulcrums and forces

Linking to the topics forces and magnets and forces, this is a hands-on, practical lesson for year 5 and P6. Reckon it’s impossible to lift a heavy book using a light ruler? You need to get your pupils to investigate levers and fulcrums to find out! This lesson encourages children to run systematic fair tests and also links with maths topics.

This pack includes: - A differentiated lesson plan, including an explanation of the science behind the investigation - A PowerPoint presentation that explains how levers work and includes a maths challenge - A guided reading spread: the amazing life of Leonardo da Vinci

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • A book
  • A ruler
Year 5
Forces and magnets
Levers, fulcrums and forces

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