Like A Machine

Christina Kim 3/4


hmmm...What is a simple machine? Why are they so important? What are the simple machines? Simple machines are everywhere; I mean EVERYWHERE!! Just look around right now!! They're at home, at school, at the movie theater, and even the streets you walk in. You just got to look!!!

Simple Machine

It's simply a simple device for altering the magnitude or direction of a force. The six basic types are the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge, and inclined plane.

Don't forget about force!!!



A window blind works by when pulling the rope. The rope is pulled from one end and make its way through the pulley, while the object is lifted on the other end. The more pulleys that are used, the less effort is needed to lift the object. However, if more pulleys are used, then more rope must be pulled to move the object as far.

That's it!!!

Now your simple machine pros...