To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to explore the use of pulleys for moving heavy objects.
A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.
Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:
2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:
Range and Content: 3.1a, 3.1b
Attainment Targets: AT1, AT4
Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.2a
Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1c, 2.2a
Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, e, k
Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:
E&EF3 – Forces and their effects.
Knowledge and Understanding
Describe the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces.
Distinguish between mass and weight.
Name the newton as the unit of force and explain its relationship to mass.
Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements.
Select an appropriate way to record findings.
Draw conclusions consistent with the results.
Plan a valid and reliable test for given hypothesis.