SIMPLE MACHINES RESOURCE CHART

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					                SIMPLE MACHINES RESOURCE CHART

                                                     HOW IT
     SIMPLE                                          HELPS
                            WHAT IT IS                                            EXAMPLES
    MACHINES
                                                   US WORK


                                                                     Shovel, nutcracker,
                    A stiff bar that rests on a   Lifts or moves
       LEVER        support called a fulcrum      loads
                                                                     seesaw,crowbar,elbow,tweezers,bottle
                                                                     opener
                    A slanting surface
     INCLINED                                     Things move
                    connecting a lower level to a                    Slide, stairs, ramp, escalator, slope
       PLANE                                      up or down it
                    higher level


    WHEEL AND A wheel with a rod, called an Lifts or moves Car, wagon, doorknob, pencil
              axle, through its center: both
      AXEL                                   loads         sharpener, bike
              parts move together

                    An inclined plane wrapped     Holds things      Screw, jar lid, vise, bolt, drill,
      SCREW         around a pole                 together or lifts corkscrew

                                                Moves things
                    A grooved wheel with a rope                      Curtain rod, tow truck, mini-blind, flag
      PULLEY        or cable around it
                                                up, down, or
                                                                     pole, crane
                                                across

                    An object with at least one   Cuts or
                                                                     Knife, pin, nail, chisel, axe, snowplow,
      WEDGE         slanting side ending in a     spreads an
                                                                     front of a boat
                    sharp edge                    object apart



NASA Chart of Simple Machines

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/Summer_Training/KaeAvenueES/Resource_Chart.html