Wheel and Axle

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Wheel and Axle

  1. 1. Wheel & axle
  2. 2. Wheel & axleSimple machines make it easier for us to do work. Awheel and axle is one of the six simple machines.The wheel and axle work together to make onesimple machine.
  3. 3. Wheel & axleA round water faucet knob is one example of awheel and axle. The round knob is the wheel. Underthe knob is a thin shaft. The knob is connected tothe shaft.
  4. 4. Wheel & axleThe shaft turns the water on and off. The shaft is theaxle. The thin shaft would be hard to turn with yourhands.
  5. 5. Wheel & axleThe knob is larger. It is easy to turn with your hand.When you turn the knob, it also turns the shaft.
  6. 6. Wheel & axleThe water is easy to turn off and on, thanks to awheel and axle! There are many objects that usewheels and axles. A car uses many wheels andaxles.
  7. 7. Wheel & axleThe steering wheel is a wheel that turns an axle.That axle is connected to more wheels and axlesthat turn the wheels that move the car.
  8. 8. Wheel & axleA dolly is a tool that uses a wheel and axle to makeheavy things easy to move. The weight is balancedon the dolly.
  9. 9. Wheel & axleYou move the weight by rolling the dolly on itswheels. That is much easier than pushing a heavyobject across the floor.
  10. 10. Wheel & axleThe wheel and axle is a simple machine that makesmany hard jobs easy to do.

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