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Pulley Systems

Use large scale pulley systems over a large, strong existing frame to lift heavy loads.

Link with the technology used in industry e.g. boat building, quarrying and agriculture.

Pulley system

Questions

How can you lessen the effort needed to lift a load?

Can one person lift an adult or a heavy weight?

Which pulley system is most efficient?

Resources

A variety of pulleys

Block and tackle

Weights

Rope

Large frame e.g. school gym equipment

Pulleys are available from Weymouth Museum and the Dorset and the Sea loans box