Simple Machines



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Description: We use simple machines every single day. From using scissors to riding a bike, simple machines are everywhere. In this lesson we will learn about the different kinds of simple machines, what they are used for, and how they interact with each other. We will see how simple machines come together to create more complex machines, and how these can be beneficial in our everyday life. At the end of this lesson you will not only be able to recognize the six different simple machines, but you will be able to use them in practical ways to make your life easier.
Grade Level: 3-5
Curriculum: Science
Keywords: simple machines, complex machines, compound machines, machines, pulley, lever, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, inclined plane
Author(s): Grace Mullery, Arin Lara

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