What is a Simple Machine?
A machine is a tool used to make work easier. Simple machines are simple tools used to make work easier. Compound machines have two or more simple machines working together to make work easier. Once you are pretty sure you understand these, take the interactive quiz about simple machines you might find in your daily life.
Simple Machines Learning Site
Understanding Pulleys, Levers, Wedges, Wheels & Axles, Inclined Planes, and Screws.
These devices were all in common use for centuries before Leonardo’s time. Each one makes work easier to do by providing some trade-off between the force applied and the distance over which the force is applied.
Science Supplies to purchase special parts for some projects.
Homemade Instruments to get plans for making your own music.
Plans for Making a Toy Car for Kids
Be an Inventor, Become an Engineer
Inventors of the Past
How do Buildings and Things in Buildings Work?