Family Science Investigates Simple Machines
Can you lift your Mom or Dad?…Can you lift a table?…Can you crush an acorn?
Families found out just how useful simple machines can be at our
Marvelous Machines program.
Who knows what a simple machine is?
We read a story about one kind of simple machine...a lever!
There are six different kinds of simple machines. Let's go check them out!
A pulley can make a 6 year old stronger than two grown ups!
Even a 2 year old can lift two heavy bricks if she uses a pulley!
What do you get when you wrap an inclined plane around a cylinder? A screw!
We can use a machine with a screw to crush acorns easily!
Two younger siblings can lift Mom & big brother easily!
We explore which has more holding power; a nail or a screw?
A lever helps a 3 year old lift a heavy table!
A screw is what makes an anvil strong!
We discover every day tools that are simple machines & sort them.
Tops use a screw-like handle to turn them.
Did you know you can make a cool top using a CD, screw, nut and 2 washers?
Inclined planes make moving heavy boxes a breeze.
Pulley systems are great for sending messages!
Does a wheel & axel make moving a box easier?
We discover just how strong screws are.
Did you know a pencil point is a wedge?
Two science experts show us how to make our pulley system work even harder for us!
Screws hold our tops together really well!
Did you know your arm can be a simple machine? Bend it at the elbow and it's a lever!
Simple machines make us look super-human!