Simple Bucket Instructions for Pulleys

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Sometimes it is not easy to lift heavy objects with only human force.  A simple bucket with a pulley system is a great way to teach kids about load and effort (see definitions below)and get kids interested in simple machines.   Kids love playing with a bucket and pulley!  Here is a short video of a simple bucket assembly for a pulley.


Here are some Brackitz builds that can use a simple bucket with a pulley:



Inspiration Points:

Physics Vocabulary for discussion:

Load = the weight of an object

Effort = the amount of force required to lift or move and object

Have you ever seen a pulley bucket at a construction site?

Create your own delivery service with your pulley and bucket.  What can you put in your bucket to lift?  A stuffed animal?  Marbles?  


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