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Simple Machines Learning Site


by Todd Kranz, a graduate student at the University of Houston

Purpose: The purpose of this web site is to teach elementary students about the six simple machines.  Each of the machine pages below contain information and activities for the students to use.  Teachers may use the links at the bottom for ideas, resources, and lesson plans.  Enjoy! About this site... What is a simple machine?

    Simple machines are tools that make work easier.  They have few or no moving parts.  These machines use energy to work.  Click on the machine below to find out more information.


Inclined Plane

Wheel and Axle




Click here to take the simple machines quiz.

Click here to find simple machine resources, ideas, and lesson plans.

This site is no longer being maintained, but will remain online for the use of educators.