Learn all about simple and compound machines on the Smartboard in this fun and interactive activity. A simple machine is any device that makes work easier. These include the following: pulley, gear, lever, inclined plane, screw, wedge and wheel and axle. A compound machine is a combination of two or more simple machines working together.
Directions: To begin, click start to open the activity in a new window. Next, click on the house to identify the simple machines in each room of the house. Click on the simple machine and then answer the questions that follow. Then, click on the tool shed. Here you will identify the compound machines and answer questions about which simple machines are working together in each compound machine. Play