Materials List: Gears:
Lift It Up!

For the teacher demonstration:

Each group* needs:

*Note: Ideally, build one setup for demonstration purposes and provide each group with its own EV3 Core Set (additional software packs do not need to be purchased) to build their own experimental setups. Multiple setups facilitate the activity, but if not available, conduct the activity with only one setup, which requires the EV3 Core Set and software.

Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older (and no longer sold) LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set instead of EV3; see below for those supplies:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set 
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software 2.1
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software