Making Work Easy explores how pulleys and levers are used separately and together to make the work of lifting and moving things easier. It provides familiar examples of tools and machines that have pulleys and/or levers in their design.
Science Curriculum links
• PS (ACSSUO33) A push or a pull effects how an object moves or changes shape
• DTKU (ACTDEK002) Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products
• PW: The effect of forces (contact and non-
Work is the movement of an object by pushing or pulling. Pulleys and levers make it easier to reach, lift and move heavy things. Using pulleys and levers together makes work easier to do.