We now know that a simple machine is a device that makes work easier by magnifying or changing the direction of a force.
We also know that the six basic simple machines are
-wheel and axle
We worked in teams with simple machine kits to try and construct 5 of the basic simple machines.
We built the models without any instructions, using only the pictures on the box as a guide.
We demonstrated cooperation by listening to each other, helping each other out and sharing parts when they were needed.
Here are some photos of us at work...
Next, we will explore each simple machine in more detail and explain how they work.