Science: Simple Machines

Back at it for the New Year! Here’s what we did today:
-Looked at a picture of the six types of simple machines: wedge, pulley, wheels and axle, lever, inclined plane, and screw.
-Talked about how simple machines make work easier for us. I briefly summed up what each machine does in simple terms.
-Hunted around the house for things we could use to build some examples of simple machines, built them, and tested them out.
-Watched this video of a Rube Goldberg machine using all the simple machines. Scout Kid was fascinated; we watched it over and over and he attempted to replicate it with our machines.
I was glad we got to this topic as Scout Kid has a growing obessession with making pulleys, and this will only expand his scope. I’d like to revisit this topic, and maybe build our own simple-machines Rube Goldberg machine.
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