6 simple machines

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6 simple machines:]

An inclined plane is a surface set at an angle, other than a right angle, against a horizontal surface. The inclined plane allows a person to overcome a large resistance by applying a relatively small force through a longer distance than the load is to be raised.

Levers are a type of simple machine that makes work easier to do. It involes moving a load around a pivot or fulcrum. using a force

A wheel and axle is a lever that rotates in a circle around a center point or fulcrum. The larger wheel rotates around the smaller wheel or axle. Wheels can also have a solid shaft with the center core as the axle such as a screw driver or drill bit.

A screw is a simple machine that is made from another type of simple machince called an inclined plane. The inclined plane wraps around itself making it a screw. The screw has ridges and it used to hold things together.

A wedge is used to push two objects apart and is made of two inclined planes. The planes meet and form a sharp edge and can split things apart.

A pulley is a simple machine made of a wheel and rope. The rope fits on the groove of the wheel and one part of the rope is attached to the load. When you pull on one side of the rope, the wheel turns and the load will move. Pulleys make work easier by moving loads up down or sideways.


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