Support your students’ learning with our handbooks: they’re full of interaction hints, discussion questions and insider intelligence.
Discover how simple machines work. Use a lever, screws, wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedges, and pulleys to send satellites into orbit, split an iceberg, make music, and more!
Conduct your own experiments. Change each machine and see what happens: can a scooter travel as fast and far as a bike? How many pulleys do you need to lift a spaceship?
Investigate invisible forces. See how each machine changes the direction, distance, or strength of your force. How do they make it easier to destroy a castle or lift a fish tank?
This guide offers interaction hints, facts, and prompts for conversation as you and your students explore the:
+ Wheel & Axle
+ Inclined Plane
The Simple Machines Handbook is available in the app’s dashboard and at tinybop.com in seven languages.
Copy and paste the following link to your browser to download the Simple Machines app by Tinybop: