Levers: Definition, Classes & Examples


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How do simple machines work?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a part of all levers?

2. Which of the following is an example of a first-class lever?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz/worksheet, you're going to be examined on what you know of how machines work, the components of leverage, and first and third-class levers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will have questions pointed specifically at:

  • The workings of machines
  • Objects that play a part in leverage
  • Examples of first-class levers
  • Examples of third-class levers

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about machinery in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as first-class levers and third-class levers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way leverage works

Additional Learning

By reading our lesson, Levers: Definition, Classes & Examples, you can learn even more about leverage. Note that the lesson will cover topics such as:

  • What machines are
  • What levers are
  • The relationship between machines and levers
  • Torque
  • First, second, and third-class levers