Levers, Pulleys and Gears  

Pupils will explore the museum and see our magnificent Victorian Steam Engines and other machines. Witnessing these machines will bring the topic of forces to life and will help pupils understand the concepts of levers, pulleys and gears.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Pupils will understand that mechanisms, including levers, pulleys, and gears allow a small force to have a great effect.
  • Pupils will begin to look for causal relationships and identify evidence that supports or refutes their ideas.


Sessions that work well with this:


The London Museum of Water and Steam has lots to offer families. Explore the Museum with Splash the Cat, take a ride on our Steam Locomotive, and dress up as a train driver.

Early Years

Join the Clever Cogs team and explore themes of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths though creative activities.