Museum of Science and Industry

Build a Lever

Step 5 of 7: Lift the object

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Place the rock in the “Load” cup. One by one, place pennies in the “Effort” cup until the load lifts into the air. Record the number of pennies it took using a table like the one below.

Position of Fulcrum

# of pennies

5 cm


15 cm__
25 cm__

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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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