All About Pulleys

The Pulleys and Machines preschool groups rotated through three “pulley stations." Outside they used a basic pulley - a rope thrown over a high bar - to pull milk crates full of heavy objects with ease. They also designed their own pulley systems, some with double pulleys and some with double buckets. Finally, they learned how to make a pulley to “save” injured people or animals; using wooden spools, the children created a pulley system to lift their "patients" to safety.