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Lift the Load

Figure from experiment 28 from Elementary Science with Vernier


The Greek philosopher Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand and I can move the world." What did he mean by this? In this activity, you will get a chance to investigate how levers work.


In this activity, you will

  • Make a lever.
  • Measure the amount of force needed to lift up a book when applying a force at different positions on the lever.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

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Experiment 28 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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