Your child has been using our Levers, Pulleys and Gears loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Our Levers, Pulleys and Gears box shows children how to use levers, pulleys, gears and pneumatics to manoeuvre objects more easily. This box has the mechanisms required to allow a small force to have a great effect.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Build a Catapult page to build your own catapults at home.
Careers link – what is a mechanical engineer?
Mechanical engineering jobs are all about solving problems and creating products to meet human needs. Their work includes solving problems using machines or machinery by designing, testing and improving mechanical devices. Mechanical engineers use a wide range of tools, techniques and machinery in their jobs, which depends on the area of mechanical engineering they trained in and the industry they work in.
Careers links in the Levers, Pulleys and Gears box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).