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Sid's Amazing Invention

In this episode of Sid the Science Kid, Sid learns all about the lever, a simple machine used to lift heavy objects. 

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 1

In Part 1 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid uses a shovel and a block to hoist his toys into their chest. He learns from his parents that his "invention" is a type of lever, a tool which can be used in many different ways to move many types of objects.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 2

In Part 2 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid interviews his friends and asks them how they would lift something really heavy, and finds that they would all use different methods.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 3

In Part 3 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid and his classmates discuss levers with their teacher, Miss Susie. She explains the parts of a lever, and how levers work. And then she gives the class an experiment to work on.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Live Action

In this Live Action segment of Sid's Amazing Invention, students learn to make the most out of a lever by adjusting the placement of the fulcrum.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 4

In Part 4 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid and his classmates reflect on their experience figuring out the easiest way to lift the heavy box. They learned that when they moved the fulcrum closer to the object, it became easier to lift.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 5

In Part 5 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid and his classmates tell lever jokes, and then Sid pretends to be a salesman selling a lever.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 6

In Part 6 of Sid's Amazing Invention, a circus conductor explains how the lever is constructed like a seesaw and demonstrates its power by sending a clown to the top of a pyramid.

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Sid's Amazing Invention- Part 7

In Part 7 of Sid's Amazing Invention, Sid leaves school after a day of learning all about levers. He also learns that a seesaw is a lever, as is a tire jack.

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