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15 Facts About Levers. I have 10 pictures. Who invented the lever is unknown ,but the Greek Mathematician Archimedes was the first to describe it.

Lawrencia Hugue

on 26 February 2015

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1. Lever-a stiff bar that rests on a support, called a fulcrum, which lifts or moves loads (Georgia Department of Education)
5. Levers come in three classes. (gdoe)
6. Each class is characterized by where the fulcrum is located. (gdoe)

7. In class one the fulcrum is placed between the the load and the effort. Example- seesaw, crowbar, and balanced scale.(www.ohio.edu)

8. In class two the load is between the effort and the fulcrum. A wheelbarrow is a example of a second class lever.(www.ohio.org)

9. A third class lever have the effort placed between the load and the fulcrum. A example would be tweezers or tongs. www.ohio.org)
10. Baseball bats and hockey sticks are third class levers because the levers is in the back hand as a fulcrum and the front hand as the force generator. (gdoe)
11.Moving the fulcrum changes the amount of force it takes to raise the load. A shovel is a lever.(mschicago.com)
12.The handle on a toaster is a lever.(edhead.com
13. When you push the handle down on a toaster ,it lowers a wedge which triggers a button that tells the toaster to turn on.( edhead.com)
14.The closer the load is to the fulcrum, the easier it is to move.
Morgan, S. K. (ed.). (2009). Lever. Facts4Me at http://www.facts4me.com
15.When you push down on one end of a lever, the other end moves up.
Morgan, S. K. (ed.). (2009). Lever. Facts4Me at http://www.facts4me.com
2. Levers are used in sporting events more than any other simple machine. (Georgia Department of Education)
3. A baseball bat, tennis racket, and a hockey stick are all examples of levers that are used in sports.( Georgia Department of Education)

4. A football player acts as a lever when he tackles. He positions his body in a low position so that he can lift the player with the ball and put him on the ground. ( Georgia Department of Education.
Lawrencia Hugue
Mrs.Finley-per 1
February 23,2014

10 Uses
2.Oars on a boat
6.Pair of pliers
9.Nut cracker
14.Hockey stick
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