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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

Grade 4: Science and Technology – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Pulleys and Gears

QUEBEC

Elementary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World: Systems and Interactions

Teacher Resources

Complete your experience with the Pulleys and Gears Digital Learning Kit and Museum Mission.

Reference the following chaperone guide during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.

Chaperone Guide 8 to 12 years

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

$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.

Program Details

SCITECH
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 4 - Grade 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 - Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec).
Fee
$9.75 per student
Duration
75 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 2, 2023
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum