Simple Machines

Recommended Grade Level: 3rd-8th

Program Description:

Students will see examples of all six types of simple machines; lever, pulley, and wheel and axle, incline plane, screw and wedge. This program spans science, history and math in a fun way. We will discover that biological creatures are made up of simple machines. By using Barney, a “real” human skeleton, students discover that their bodies are made of simple machines. By using hands on demonstrations students will discover that simple machines make-work easier for us. One of the most exciting demonstrations will be the firing of the “catapult”.