LEU’s Gearing Up for Simple Machines!

The LEU team is now on the hunt for simple machines!

A simple machine needs a force like a push or pull. There are six different types of simple machines. On the playground, we built a lever to lift a heavy rock. Did you know that our scooter-boards have a simple machine called a wheel and axle on them? We also built an inclined plane to push a scooter-board up the steps. In the classroom, we built a pulley to lift something up. Did you know that at snack time a wedge can be used to cut an apple? We also noticed that many of our water bottles have screw on tops!

What simple machines can you spot at home and school?

– Written by Ethan C., Grade Three Student

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