Levers and pivots

This lesson introduces what levers and pivots are. It also introduces calculating moments and how to increase the moment of a force.

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Quiz:

Levers and Pivots

Hello! This is a quiz for the first lesson on Forces in Action topic. You will need a calculator for the last two questions.

Q1.What is a lever? (Chose three)

Select three (3) boxes

1/6

Q2.What is a pivot?

2/6

Q3.Select the two ways to increase the moment

Select two (2) boxes

3/6

Q4.Choose the equation for moment

4/6

Q5.Calculate the moment of a force of 20N, 10m from the pivot.

5/6

Q6.Calculate the moment of a force of 15N, 10cm from the pivot.

6/6

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Levers and Pivots

Hello! This is a quiz for the first lesson on Forces in Action topic. You will need a calculator for the last two questions.

Q1.What is a lever? (Chose three)

Select three (3) boxes

1/6

Q2.What is a pivot?

2/6

Q3.Select the two ways to increase the moment

Select two (2) boxes

3/6

Q4.Choose the equation for moment

4/6

Q5.Calculate the moment of a force of 20N, 10m from the pivot.

5/6

Q6.Calculate the moment of a force of 15N, 10cm from the pivot.

6/6

Lesson summary: Levers and pivots

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