In this last part of the Forces and Torque Show, the crew takes a quick trip to the Fort Collins Discovery Museum to see the principles of levers at work to lift a piano and move a bison!

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The team takes a trip to the hardware store, and sees some of the levers examples of levers in their daily lives. Levers are used to cut, turn, twist and even trim bushes!

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Brian, McKenzie and Taylor explore forces and torques in common kitchen tools. They use the relationship between force and distance to crack a walnut and slice and apple! All of these kitchen tools use either a lever or a wedge!

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Brian, McKenzie and Taylor explore wedges and how they use the relationship between force and distance to split things apart.

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Brian is joined by two students, McKenzie and Taylor, and they investigate forces and torques. It’s not just how hard you push, it’s where you push!

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