This product is geared toward the Ontario Grade 4 unit Pulleys & Gears. As exploration stations, they could work for other grade levels as well.
These 5 exploration stations allow students some hands-on experience with pulleys. I use these stations in the classroom after a brief review of simple machines, load and force. I found many students didn't have any real experience with pulleys so they needed some real life experience using pulleys.
-5 Station cards
-Optional student mini-book to record observations and drawings.
* Teacher provided pulleys are required. I found several for a few dollars at the hardware store. Many schools have some pulleys tucked away in a science cupboard as well.
Depending on the number of students you have and your materials, you may wish to set up 2 of each station, making 10 stations in total. I found groups of 3-4 students ideal.