LEGO Education Simple Machines: Pulleys

Hi everyone! We had another great boys LEGO Education group again this month! This time we worked on building and using pulleys!



First the boys learned about various types of pulley systems, then built them with the LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms base set.



Once they built their pulleys, they were able to test them out to see what they would hold, and how well each one worked.

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Each of the boys had a turn lifting various weighted items and materials using their pulley.



I have to say that our group is absolutely LOVING this program! It is a bit pricey, so I recommend using it a co-op group so you can split costs.

But academically speaking it’s totally worth it! The lessons are amazing, and the fact that they can build everything with their own hands really drives the concept in and makes learning so much fun!

For more information on the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms curriculum visit the LEGO Education website!


Disclosure: LEGO Education provided our group with the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms base set for review purposes. Any views or opinions expressed in these posts are mine and not LEGO Education. LEGO Education does not endorse the opinions of any individual or institution, other than those expressed by a LEGO Education staff member acting in an official capacity.


  • Teri January 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Do you use this in edition to a regular science book, or use this for science?

  • Teri January 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Do you use this in edition to a regular science book, or is this your complete science?

    • erica January 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      No we use this as a supplement. I use Abeka for science this year.

  • Alyrica Chesnavich January 15, 2014 at 10:01 am

    This is great! I think i’m going to include some of this in our science classes!

  • Tracie January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I would love to teach this as a co op class….my question is, how many sets do you need? Do you need one per child/how many children can share a set?

    • erica January 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      We are using one kit per two students. They are set up so two kids share the tasks. Each main model has two building booklets. So each child builds their half of the project, then they come together to put it all together to form the final model.

  • cheryl Stephens October 17, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    what happens with the kits after the co op closes~ the kits I mean. Do you go to a group that continually uses the kits? I love the idea. No one in my area does this. I would be interested in putting together a group in the future. Thanks for your time, and advice


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