Examples of Simple Machines
Warming up with simple machines: Below are the examples of simple machines. Try to supply either samples or photographs of these simple machines for the students.
Type of Simple Machines Type of work done or made easier by the simple machine Examples of simple machines Wedge Helps to cut or split things scissors blades, ax, hoe Levers Helps move things with less force shovel, seesaw, baseball bat, pulling end of a hammer Wheels and Gears Used to move things more easily from one place to another wagon wheel, bike wheel, car wheel, wheel barrel wheel Screw Holds things together; used for lifting screw, neck of a light bulb, corkscrew Inclined Plane Used to move things from a low place to a high place or vice versa ramp, step, ladder Pulleys Used to lift loads more easily rig on flagpole, sailing mast, elevator
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