Simple machines

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Years 3-6
Terms 3-4 Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 50 students

Science, Technology

School programs and resources

In this 30-minute show students will discover how simple machines such as inclined planes, wheel and axle machines, wedges, screws, levers and pulleys make it easier to do work.

Find out how everyday examples of simple machines are used to transfer forces, change the size and direction of forces, transform energy and change speeds.

Curriculum links

  • Levels 3-6 Physical Sciences
  • Levels 3-6 Critical and Creative Thinking