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Levers at Play

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Participants consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger — or stronger — push or pull (a larger force) — and apply the concept to designing a model seesaw.

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Levers at Play

Levers at Play

Participants consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger — or stronger — push or pull (a larger force) — and apply the concept to designing a model seesaw.