The Great Pulley Challenge
Site: Armley Mills
This workshop is led by museums staff.
A great interactive workshop looking at Pushes/Pulls, Friction/Forces. Exploring the mill, students will discover examples of pulleys on our machinery. They will discover how pulleys work and in groups will create their own pulley system and see which group can lift the greatest force.
This workshop can be expanded for KS4 students taking the Applied Science course. The workshop will includes a tour around Armley Mills looking for examples of machines and how they work (For example, they will look at pulleys, ramps, wheels, levers, gears etc) This will be followed by a discussion about friction and its advantages/disadvantages and a demonstration on force multipliers and why they are used. This is followed by practical session to build pulleys and test them.
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 2637861.
Science: Sc4 Physical Process, Sci1 Scientific Enquiry
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30