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Simple Machines

Here are some fun simple machines game and activities


Games and activities:

Edheads Simple Machines - these are great activities to test your understanding of the simple machines we've been studying. 

Edheads The Compound Machine - learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create The Compound Machine!

How long should the inclined plane be?  - Try lengthening the inclined plane.  At what length can the cart start to be be rolled up the hill? 

                                                                      Email me ljacoby@parkschool.net with your results!

Which Wedge is Better?  -  Try the activity with wedges.  Which takes more force - a shorter wedge or a longer wedge (you

                  lengthen and shorten the wedge by dragging the tip of the wedge found in the box under the data table then click the add mass                button) ? Email me ljacoby@parkschool.net with your results!


Try out this lever! - this is in the same series as the ones above.  Tell me at which position (how many meters) you can start to lift the block.  What happens to the force needed as the fulcrum gets closer to the load?  Email me ljacoby@parkschool.net with your results!

Pulleys, Pulleys, Pulleys!   try this fun pulley activity.  As you increase the length of the rope, what happens to the force needed? Email me ljacoby@parkschool.net with your conclusion! 

Inclined Plane and Pulleys together! combine simple machines and see what you can do!  Time the difference between 1 pulley and 4 pulleys.  What do you notice as you increase the number of pulleys and length of the inclined plane?

Email me ljacoby@parkschool.net with your conclusion!





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