This lesson includes: a fun and challenging yoyo puzzle to get the class thinking about turning effects (can be done live with a bigger yoyo but I have provided videos); a starter introducing them to the topic of forces, and a lesson explaining the different types with examples (to be accompanied by real demos of levers). There is also a worksheet to check keyword knowledge. At the end, challenge the kids to identify which type of levers are hidden in the double-levers. See also: levers 2 (introduction to moments).


  • Levers1.pptx
  • YoyoVid1.wmv
  • YoyoVid2.wmv
  • Worksheet1Levers.pptx

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  • 5
    user avatarjigglypuff8 months agoreport

  • 5

    Great for my bottom set Y9, Thanks!

  • 4
    user avatargmurtaza3 years agoreport

    Excellent resource

  • 5
    user avatarade2573 years agoreport

    Very useful lesson for my year 8 class on levers. Thank you.

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.