What you need to know before you begin this project:

                • It should take around 1 hour to complete.
                • It is designed to be completed independently by children in grades 3-5
                  and with adult assistance for children in grades K-2.
                • Collect the common household objects on the materials list (see below).
                • The video guides children through the entire project, teaching science
                  concepts along the way. Stopping points are included for each set of building steps.

What you need to know before you begin this project:

  • It should take around 1 hour to complete.
  • It is designed to be completed independently by children in grades 3-5
    and with adult assistance for children in grades K-2.
  • Collect the common household objects on the materials list (see below).
  • The video guides children through the entire project, teaching science
    concepts along the way. Stopping points are included for each set of building steps.

Go to Instagram to share your inventions after class!
Use #lyilevers and tag us at @the.league.of.young.inventors

Go to Instagram to share your inventions after
class! Use #lyilevers and tag us at
@the.league.of.young.inventors

Want to learn more? Check out these extra videos, games, and activities

Nate from Design Squad travels to a small farm in Somerville to demonstrate how to use simple materials to engineer a way to lift heavy objects.

Check out this video from SciShow Kids to learn all about how levers can help us make work easier.

Want to learn more? Check out these extra videos, games, and activities

Nate from Design Squad travels to a small farm in Somerville to demonstrate how to use simple materials to engineer a way to lift heavy objects.

Check out this video from SciShow Kids to learn all about how levers can help us make work easier.

To download the materials list and extension activities, click here.