Museum of Science and Industry


Build a Lever

Step 4 of 7: Add the fulcrum

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Position the pencil underneath and perpendicular to the ruler, so the pencil crosses below the 5 cm line. It may be helpful to tape the pencil to the desk so it doesn’t roll around!


Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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