Pulleys and Gears

Pulleys and Gears School Program

Program Description

This program introduces students to the power of simple machines, and how we use pulleys and gears in our everyday lives. They will experiment with pulley systems to discover how they help with tasks such as lifting heavy objects. Students will then investigate how gears can work together to increase the speed or torque of a system, or to change the direction of movement.

Curriculum Links

ONTARIO QUEBEC
Grade 4 Science and Technology –
Understanding Structures
and Mechanisms: Pulleys and Gears
Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology –
Material World: Systems and Interactions

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:

Ontario Québec

Teacher Resources

Before and after your museum visit, consult these activities – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!

RELATED ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE CLASSROOM (PDF, 647 KB)

Curriculum-linked scavenger hunt activity. Please download and print the activity booklets before your visit to the museum.

RELATED ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE MUSEUM (PDF, 1.05 MB)

ANSWERS (PDF, 143 KB)

Teacher Tips

Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.

Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.

Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR VISIT (ZIP, 6 MB)

Fees

$9 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 4 - Grade 6 (Ontario)
Elementary Cycle 2 - Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee
$9 per student
Duration
75 minutes
Dates Offered
September to May
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum