You got the proper tool, such as a screw driver or wrench, and unscrewed it!
Why is it that it's so easy to unscrew with a tool when you can't with your bare hands?
The wrench and screw driver are examples of a wheel and axle, where the screw or bolt is the axle and the handle is the wheel. The tool makes the job easier by changing the amount of the force you exert. Axle Wheel
All of the simple machines can be used for thousands of jobs from lifting a 500-pound weight to making a boat go. The reason why these machines are so special is because they make difficult tasks much easier.
Levers Fulcrum Lever Load Click Here to Learn More
Inclined Plane Click on the dude to learn more.
Screw A screw is an inclined plane wrapped around a post. Click on the light bulb to learn more.
Wedge Two inclined planes make a wedge. Try to catch the saw to learn more.
Wheel and Axle Axle Wheel Click on the windmill to learn more.
Pulleys Wheel Rope This box is easier to lift because of the pulley. Click on it to learn more.
Have you learned it all yet? Let’s look at a worksheet to see. Click Here
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Now it’s time to link to Inspiration. When you get there, all of the simple machines are shown. Create some clouds around each picture and add some examples for each simple machine. Click below to begin.
You are now a simple machine expert. Share your knowledge with your parents over dinner.