Simple Machines

6 different simple machines

What Are Simple Machines

Simple machines is any basic mechanical device for applying force, such as a lever.



A lever is a rigid bar that rotates around a fixed point, there are also three types of levers. Levers are used to help move a heavy firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other.

Wheel and Axil

; is a simple lifting machine consisting of a rope that unwinds from a wheel onto a cylindrical drum or shaft joined to the wheel to provide mechanical advantage. Used to to move heavy loads across ground.


Screw

; is inclined plane that is coiled around a shaft


Wedge is two inclined planes sandwiched together.

Inclined Plane

; is a simple lifted surface,


Pulley

;make work easier by changing the direction of the force.