Levers Rock

Hillary and Kendall

What is a lever?

A lever is a type of simple machine. A lever helps you lift heavy objects. A seesaw, bottle

opener, back of a hammer head, and a pencil are all types of levers. The vikings used a lever to lift wood and rocks. You can use a wheelbarrow for a lever. That's how a lever makes work easier.

How we use levers

A lever makes it easier to lift things. When you play on a seesaw you are using a lever.

A wheelbarrow is a lever the effort is when you lift it with your hands and the load is the stuff you put in it. A bottle opener is a lever. You are twisting it with your hands. A back of a hammer is a lever. You are pulling it with your hands. That is how you use a lever.