Which type of lever is scissors and why?

A Pair of Scissors is an example of a First Class lever (Double lever) The Fulcrum is the pivot in the middle and the Force is applied with your hand at the end. The item being cut has a “Shear” force applied to it by the blades.

What are Type 2 levers?

In a Class Two Lever, the Load is between the Force and the Fulcrum. The closer the Load is to the Fulcrum, the easier the load is to lift. Examples include wheelbarrows, staplers, bottle openers, nut cracker, and nail clippers. A great example of a Class Two Lever is a wheelbarrow.

What two types of simple machines are scissors?

Answer: Scissors are composed of two different types of simple machines: wedge and lever. The scissors’ blades are sharpened into wedges, and the arms that are squeezed together are levers.