Simple Machines in Flowermound
Inclined planes and Pulleys
What these simple machines do?
A simple machine makes doing something easier but still having the same amount of work. By exerting an input force less than what you would normally need to lift the load. With the pulley ,the rope is the distance which decreases the input force out to make it easier. Inclined planes just increase the distance to decrease the effort used.
How does this incline plane and Pully help?
The community effect
The pulley at the flag pole helps raise the flag. This makes it a a lot easier to hoist the flag up by just pulling the rope that turns on the pulley and raises the flag. At the school there was an inline plane by the stairs to help carry a wheel chair or luggage easier by just rolling it up instead of lifting it up.