Compound Machines

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Clip: Compound Machines

Learn that compound machines are two or more simple machines working together

Student Application

See the six simple machines: the lever, wedge, inclined plain, pulley, wheel and axle, and screw.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know that work is done when a force (effort) causes an object to move a distance. Work = Force x Distance.
  2. Students will understand that a machine is a tool that helps do work by reducing the effort that is required. Friction can slow a machine's ability to reduce effort.
  3. Students will reali...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Anticipatory set: Have the children write down any simple machines that they know and draw diagrams of them. Collect and save for review after watching the video.
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