NLB Molly 2022 Engineering Parent-Child Activities

Explore the benefits of inclined plane by making your own inclined plane!

First, pile up a stack of books / block and prop a cardboard up. Next, fill up a bottle with water and tie a string around the bottle.

Try lifting the bottle up the books / block by tugging on to the string, and then try to pull the bottle up the cardboard inclined plane. Which is easier to move the bottle? You can also further this experiment by trying it out with different objects such as a bag of marbles!

Watch the video below!