There are six simple machines. They are:
An inclined plane.
A wheel and axle.
And a lever.
So what are simple machines and why are they important?
In order to find out, we set out to find the answers to some questions.
How do simple machines affect work?
How can a simple machine trade force for distance?
How can a simple machine change the direction of a force?
We used both print and digital resources to find the answers. Research takes time and a lot of thought, but by reading carefully we were able to find the answers to the questions.
Then we took what we learned from those resources and put it in our own words using an app called Write About This. Here are some of the final products.
After we researched and wrote about what we learned, it was time to see if we could make some simple machines ourselves. Check out the video below to see what we did.
Simple machines are everywhere! Look around you. Do you see any simple machines? Tell us what simple machines you see in the comment section below.