On Tuesday when it was open afternoon, we had a very hands on Science lesson where we worked scientifically to explore pulleys. We used a range of pulleys, as well as knex and simple machine kits.  We tried out different ways to combine the parts to create a pulley system to complete some simple tasks:  raise a flag and hang out washing!

We learnt that pulleys change the direction of a force and can multiply the effort to get work done.