Pulley drives: STEM Mechanics


Product Code: 708-IT10017

Explore efficient force transfer and speed enhancement through pulley mechanics.

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Mechanical Systems

This kit provides a hands-on approach to understanding how pulleys operate, allowing children to build eight working models that demonstrate essential mechanical concepts.

Educational Value

This resource is designed to support learning in mechanical systems through building and experimentation, offering an educational experience that complements classroom teachings.

Interactive Learning

The included booklet provides detailed instructions and scientific explanations, helping to clarify complex concepts and improve comprehension through an interactive format.

Build Working Models

Offering the ability to build models such as cranes and windmills, this kit demonstrates practical applications of pulley systems in reducing effort and changing force direction.

Key Stage Support

This kit offers young learners the opportunity to explore and experiment with mechanisms like pulleys in their creations, fostering an understanding of basic technical concepts.

Pulley drives: STEM Mechanics

Explore efficient force transfer and speed enhancement through pulley mechanics.


  • Delve into the physics behind pulley systems with this engaging kit designed for children. By constructing models like cranes, windmills, and bridges, learners can observe firsthand the principles of mechanical advantage and force transformation. The hands-on approach helps solidify the theoretical concepts discussed in classroom settings.

  • Each model built provides a practical application of pulley systems, allowing children to experiment with and understand their significance. This enhances their comprehension of scientific principles while fostering problem-solving skills and creativity in a compelling educational experience.

  • Included with the kit is an instructive booklet filled with easy-to-follow instructions and experiments. These materials not only guide the construction process but also explain the underlying scientific principles. This helps bridge the gap between theory and practice, making complex ideas accessible and understandable.

Supports the National Curriculum

Design & Technology, Key Stage 2, Technical Knowledge

Understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).

Science, Year 5, Forces

Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Design & Technology, Key Stage 1, Technical Knowledge

Explore and use mechanisms (for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles) in their products.

Technical Summary


    Assembly type

  • Self-Assembly

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for 3 to 12 years

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