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.
Grade 4: Science and Technology – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Pulleys and Gears
Elementary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World: Systems and Interactions
Reference the following chaperone guide during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
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 an informational document and a class presentation available below.
$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.