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FUNdamentals of Physics: Simple Machines

The unique stop system of this device allows students to load masses on the lever arm without it falling.

  • Kit Includes Four Gears, Two Levers, Mounting Hardware, and Teacher and Student Guides
  • Activity Requires the Fun Stand, Hooked Masses, and Spring Scales, Available Separately
  • Students Investigate Advantage Behind Different Gear Ratios
Allow students to investigate the advantage behind different gear ratios. Experimenting with different setups, students discover the mechanical advantage of gears and three types of levers.

You can also challenge students to devise a way to lift a mass using the least amount of force.



Simple Machines
Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
470014-336 FUNdamentals of Physics: Simple Machines
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Dual Scales for Machines
Item # Weighing Capacity Unit Availability Price Quantity
470020-002 2000 g (20N); 40 g (0.4N) Intervals Each Retrieving


Dimensions 7" Length


Item # Weighing Capacity Description Dimensions Unit Availability Price Quantity
470020-002 - 2000 g (20N); 40 g (0.4N) Intervals
- Each Retrieving
470014-796 FUNdamentals of Physics Fun Stand - 413/4 x 1 x 1" Each Retrieving


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