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Posts Tagged ‘ Simple Machines ’

Inclined Plane – Simple Machines

Inclined Plane – Simple Machines

A path on a slope is an inclined plane making it easier to get the recycling bins out to the curb each week for Energy Fred. The trash container also has a wheel-and-axle to make the job easier. One morning, Tuesday, September 10, 2015, at the intersection of Crater Lake Ave and Everglades I...
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Levers – Simple Machines

Levers – Simple Machines

A lever implements a way to increase an applied force by the ratio of the applied force arm length to the working arm length.
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Pulley – Simple Machines

Pulley – Simple Machines

A pulley uses a wheel, usually with a groove along its middle, and is used for lifting. A rope goes over and around a pulley. Some pulleys have multiple wheels, making them able to lift very heavy loads.
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Wedge – Simple Machines

Wedge – Simple Machines

A wedge is a moving inclined plane. A wedge can be used to raise objects, split them in two, or hold them in place. Scissors are two thin wedges that slide against each other to break something in half. A knife is a thin wedge used to split food into two pieces.
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Wheel & Axle – Simple Machines

Wheel & Axle – Simple Machines

A wheel and axle is made up of a disk (the wheel) and a thin cylinder (the axle) attached to its center. When effort is applied to one, a useful effect is produced at the other.
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