S.T.E.M Mechanics – Pulley Drives



Pulley Drives set and learn how Pulley drives can be used to transfer force with reduced friction and how they can increase force or speed at amazing levels. Pulleys have been used for thousands of years and are essential parts of complex machines in modern times, solving many technological problems.

Build 8 working models such as

a Material lift

a stationary bike

a crane bridge

a blender

a construction crane

a windmill

You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included.The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover:

How a compound pulley system works

How to change the direction of motion of a pulley

How the pulleys’ size affect force and speed


34-page booklet with theory, experimental activities, quiz and building instructions.

Full colour images, drawings and interesting facts.

Thought provoking building challenges and exercises.

Provision to write, note results and draw conclusions.

Various pulleys for changing force and direction.

8 working models to build.

Recommended for ages 8-16+