A simple machine is a mechanical device that simply changes the direction or magnitude of a force: Work Smarter. Not harder! Simple machines are regarded as the elementary "building blocks" of which all more complicated machines are composed. Students will roll-up their sleeves, take a look back in time, and experience firsthand ways to use the six simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw. This introductory lab will inspire the “maker” in every student and encourage them to explore the many ways that are used today.
LENGTH: 2 hours