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