# What are simple machines for middle school?

## What are simple machines for middle school?

Students are introduced to the six types of simple machines — the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, and pulley — in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining high-level insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still in use today.

## Is a chair an inclined plane?

An example of a wedge is an ax; An example of a lever is a seesaw; An example of a screw is a screw in the chair that you are sitting in; An example of a wheel and axle is a bicycle with wheels and a chain; An example of a pulley is a flag pole; An example of an inclined plane is a wheel chair ramp.

Are simple machines in Ngss?

The six simple machines are examined in more depth in subsequent lessons in this unit. This engineering curriculum aligns to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

### What would life be like without simple machines?

So basically it would be like showering in the same water every day. With that said, without inclined planes, there would be no stairs, so there would be no second or third floor to buildings, and even if there was there would be no way to get out because there would be no stairs leading to the first floor.

### What are 10 examples of a compound machine?

• Bulldozer – wedge, lever, wheel and axil, and screws.
• Clippers or scissors – lever, wedge, and screw.
• Wheel barrel – wheel and axil, lever, and screws.
• Crane or tow truck – lever, pulley, wheel and axil, and screws.
• Garden hoe – lever and wedge.

Is a doorknob considered a wheel and axle?

A wheel and axle is made by putting a shaft through the center of a larger wheel. In the case of a doorknob, the knob is the wheel and the central shaft through the door is the axle.

## What simple machine is a stapler?

A stapler is made with a lever – the handle, a wedge – the staples a wheel and axle – the spindle point for the lever and an inclined plane – the slant for papers to slide up below the staple dispenser.

## What type of machine is a toy car?

complex machines

Is Broom a compound machine?

A broom is a lever. It has a lever (the handle) and a wedge (the blades of the scissors). A more complex compound machine is a stapler and staples.

### Is a stapler a class 2 lever?

In a Class Two Lever, the Load is between the Force and the Fulcrum. The closer the Load is to the Fulcrum, the easier the load is to lift. Examples include wheelbarrows, staplers, bottle openers, nut cracker, and nail clippers. A great example of a Class Two Lever is a wheelbarrow.