Middle School / Physical Science

Work and Mechanical Advantage

In this lab, students will use force sensors to measure the force required to lift a mass with varying configurations of fixed and moveable pulleys, in combination with an inclined plane (a ramp).

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Force Acceleration Sensor

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Source: Lab #23

Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

Work and Mechanical Advantage