Simple Machines. Inclined Plane. Definition: A slanting surface connecting a lower level to a higher level How it makes work easier: It is used to help things move up or down distances Examples: Ramps, stairs, slide, escalator, slope. Wedge.
Definition: A slanting surface connecting a lower level to a higher level
How it makes work easier: It is used to help things move up or down distances
Examples: Ramps, stairs, slide, escalator, slope
Definition: An object with at least one slanting side ending in a sharp edge, 2 inclined planes put together
How it helps make work easier: Cuts or spreads an object apart or fastens objects
Examples: Doorstop, axe, thumbtack, knife, snowplow, chisel
Definition: An inclined plane wrapped around a pole/cylinder
How it makes work easier: Holds things together or lifts things
Examples: Screw, propeller, fan, jar lid, drill
Definition: A wheel with a rod through its center, both parts move together
How it makes work easier: Lifts or moves loads across distances
Examples: Wagon wheel, doorknob, car, bike
Definition: Cable or rope wrapped around a grooved wheel. As the wheel rotates, the cord moves
How it makes work easier: Helps lift things up and down or move them across
Examples: Flagpole, clothesline, tow truck, crane
Definition â€“ A stiff bar that rests on a support called a fulcrum. It pivots (turns) against the fulcrum. There are 3 types, and the type is determined by where the fulcrum is. The types are 1st class, 2nd class, and 3rd class.
How it makes work easier: It lifts and moves loads.
Examples: seesaw, scissors, crowbar
Examples: wheelbarrow, nutcracker
Examples: broom, shovel, bat