Motion: Forces & Work



  • Traveling Program
  • Offering Format: For school groups
  • Recommended for grades 3 – 5
  • 60 minutes
  • Capacity of 200 per session
  • 1 – 2 sessions per day
  • Requirements: Gym, auditorium, cafeteria, or other large, assembly-appropriate space. Reservation required.
  • Information and reservations: 617-589-0354 or

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What is work? Students learn how forces create motion, understand what work is, and discover what simple machines have in common and how they help us perform a large amount of work with minimal force. Students use mechanical advantage to turn a wheel and axle against a stronger opponent, haul their classmates across the room using pulleys, and find out if they can lift a teacher using a giant lever.

Fee: $500 for 1 session, $350 for additional same-day sessions. Travel fees may apply.

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