We use knots and pulleys every day. Participants will get the chance to learn how to make a simple pully and learn how to tie three different knots, the Square Knot, the Double Fisherman's Knot and the Figure 8 Knot. These concepts can be used to explore, experiment, and create simple machines!
Ages 5-8 (great for families to do together)
Materials Needed: 3 feet of rope. Paracord or braided nylon rope are recommended.
Instructors: Amanda Royce & Caitlin Wollack
This is a pre-recorded video with instructions on how to tie knots and build pulleys. Youth will enjoy this hands on experience and learning the basics of building some simple machines!
Tie a Double Fisherman's Knot in one piece of rope to use as a collar for your animal.
Make a pulley system with your rope over a railing. Can you lift a bucket using your pulley?.
- Add weight into your bucket. Pick it up, how heavy is it? How heavy does it feel when you use your pulley to pick it up?
- Spoon Catapult
To register for this workshop visit the 4-H Science Bonanza Registration Page