What is Mechanical Advantage? - Lesson for Kids

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Which of the following can you use to get a mechanical advantage?

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1. Imagine you're on a seesaw with a friendly bear. The bear weighs a lot more than you do. Where would you want the bear to sit on the seesaw, and where would you sit?

2. What is mechanical advantage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests your understanding of the concept behind mechanical advantage. You'll review the tools of mechanical advantage and real-life examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on what you remember about:

  • What can be used to get a mechanical advantage
  • Understanding how levers work
  • Describing mechanical advantage
  • How a bike gives you a mechanical advantage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - be certain you know how levers work from what you read in the lesson
  • Explaining information - make sure you read about mechanical advantage and can explain it correctly
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer a question about the benefit of using a pulley

Additional Learning

There is a full overview of this topic presented in the lesson What is Mechanical Advantage? - Lesson for Kids. This lesson offers more details about:

  • The part needed with a lever for mechanical advantage
  • How gears work
  • What happens when you switch gears of a bike
  • The main purpose of pulleys
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