What's new

simple machines posts

Balancing acrobat Activity

by David, 23 September 2021 | 4 comments

a paper person, balancing on its head

This simple toy can balance on a table edge or a fingertip. So get your craft on and have some physics fun!

Continue reading Balancing acrobat

Pulling pulleys Activity

by David, 26 July 2018 | 2 comments

Photo of a bobbin attached by a loop of string to a drink bottle, with another srting loop going upwards out of the shot.

Have you ever wondered how cranes can lift such heavy things? Their pulleys really help lighten the load. In this activity, have a play with some pulleys. These simple machines can make heavy weights as light as a feather!

Continue reading Pulling pulleys