School Programs 2018-2019
Pulleys and Gears
Explore the uses of two types of simple machines from the lever family. Students experiment with pulley systems to discover how they facilitate accomplishing tasks, such as lifting heavy objects. Students then investigate how gears can work together to increase the speed or torque of a system, or to change the direction of movement.
|Grade 4||Science and Technology –
and Mechanisms: Pulleys and Gears
|Science and Technology –
Material World: Systems and Interactions
Before and after your museum visit, consult these activities – specially designed to extend learning in the classroom!
*Curriculum-linked scavenger hunt activity. Please download and print the activity booklets before your visit to the museum.
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 by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.
$9 per student.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.
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