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Simple Machines

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Science Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)
Wheel and axle, inclined Plane, screw, lever, pulley, wedge.

Assignment:

Can you identify which simple machine(s) each picture shows?

Can you think of other examples in that category?

Which simple machine is most important? Why? Defend your answer with 2-3 reasons.

Abraham Lincoln's Wedge

National Museum of American History

Horn Wedge

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Horn Wedge

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Heddle Pulley

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Heddle pulley

National Museum of African Art

ramp (2)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Steep Ramp, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Waywiser

National Museum of American History

Hardware Screw

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Telegraph Key

National Museum of American History

Winery Shovel

National Museum of American History

Model 1910 Entrenching Tool

National Museum of American History

Woman Pumping Water

Smithsonian American Art Museum