A clip in the Science Please! collection, Operation Lever uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain how a lever increases force.
Ages 6 to 11
Technology Education - Science and Technology
Technology Education - Society and Technology
Teacher asks students to: - describe, before watching the film, how they would go about lifting a large rock without too much effort, and investigate how Egyptian, Central American, etc. civilizations were able to build pyramids; - sort various everyday objects according to whether they can operate as levers; - invent rides for an “Archimedes Theme Park,” based on the principles of simple machines (pulley, lever, screw, etc.).