Pulley Reflection

On Friday the 17 of April we had design our challenge was to make a pulley that pulled a bucket of water from down stairs to upstairs. The objects were rope, a bucket of water, a single pulley and a double pulley. The people in my group were Jesse, Ben, Olly, Henry, Jackson, Emmy, Bridie, Harriette, Evie and I. The first time we pulled the bucket up on the pulley the handle of the bucket broke and water went everywhere when the bucket fell on the ground and broke in half.

The second time we used a pulley the bucket went up and dowIMG_0224n perfectly.

 

2 thoughts on “Pulley Reflection

  1. I’m glad you had some success! What did you notice about the effort it took to pull the bucket up? Do you think it would have been easier or harder without the pulley?

  2. Without the pulley it was harder because the friction was greater, and the force required to lift the bucket was reduced.

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