Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Fifth Class Room 14: Pulleys in Action

Fifth class have begun learning all about Egpyt. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used a variety of simple machine to construct the pyramids. One machine which they invented was the pulley. They used pulleys to help lift the heavy blocks into the pyramid form we see today.

In Room 14 we designed and made our very own pulleys. We firstly we drew a plan. We then made pulleys using hangars, twine, plastic straw, sellotape, spools, wire cutters and a weight! We had lots of fun! Please see some pictures of us designing and making here!