Simple Machines — Wilton Library
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Simple Machines


 EdHeads: Simple Machines

Learn about simple and compound machines while you interactively explore the house and tool shed.

The Franklin Institute: Simple Machines

Review the detailed descriptions of simple and compound machines with links to more information.

 Inventor’s Toolbox

The Museum of Science details many of the elements of machines. Try to figure out which ones are used in some common devices by going to the Gadget Anatomy page.

MIKIDS: Simple Machines

Each of the six machines has a definition and a link to an interactive activity.

Simple Machines

From levers to pulleys to wedges, these pages will help you learn more about simple machines.

Simple Machines Learning Site

Find out all about the six simple machines and try out the quiz.  Each of the machines is linked to a page that contains information and activities.