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There is a lot of information available about simple machines and this pathfinder points towards some of the best. It will help you find websites, books, videos, databases and other resources. If you need more help, be sure to ask at your local library.

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Websites

  • Fun with Simple Machines

    http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/simple-machines/

    Help twitch collect all the spare robot parts.

  • Animated Engines

    http://www.animatedengines.com/

    Some not so simple machines. This site explains the 'magic' of mechanical engines using animation.

  • CDN Canada Science and Technology Museum

    http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/Info_Simple_Machines.cfm

    This site provides answers to commonly asked questions about simple machines along with curriculum based activities.

  • Simple Machines: Facts

    http://idahoptv.org/sciencetrek/topics/simple_machines/facts.cfm

    From edges to wheels and everything inbetween.

  • Inventor's Toolbox

    http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html

    Learn about different devices that make work easier.

  • Pushes and Pulls

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/pushes_pulls.shtml

    Try out different ways to push and pull and see what happens.

  • Forces and Movement

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/forces_movement.shtml

    You decide the best way to move the truck.

  • Simple Machines

    http://www.neok12.com/Simple-Machines.htm

    This websites links to pictures, videos & online quizzes all about levers, pulleys, inclined planes and wheels and axels.

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Find More at the Library

  • To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
  • Call numbers to browse
    • 621.8 Machine engineering
  • Suggested subject headings for catalogue
    • Gearing
    • Inclined planes
    • Levers
    • Machinery
    • Pulleys
    • Screws
    • Simple machines
    • Simple machines experiments
    • Wheels

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