Educator Resources for Levers

What do a seesaw, tweezers, scissors, and your arm have in common? They’re are all examples of levers! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain how this simple type of machine allows us to move things more easily by magnifying our effort. You’ll see the four different components of a lever, and how they can be rearranged to form three different types of levers. You’ll also learn why lifting something heavy with a lever is easier than lifting without one. Let’s get lifting!