Reflecting on pulleys

At Forest School, the children employed their class-based learning about pulleys in a practical situation.  They were given the challenge of hoisting a solar camp shower to a usable height. They measured the mass needed to lift the full ‘shower’ with and without the pulley, in order to calculate gain.  Close-up shots of fingers attempting to thread the pulley provided the stimulus for later discussion back in the classroom, where the children reflected on the difference the pulley made.

Exeter Road Primary, Exmouth