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5th Grade Library: Simple Machines

Encyclopedia Britannica

 

Note: To access this information from home you need:

 username: stlukes 

password: newcanaan

This article from the Encyclopedia Britannica database explains a lot about Simple Machines and their history. 

This video is also in the article

 

Gale Elementary Database

Do a search for simple machines in Gale Infobits above to get magazine and book articles, pictures, and videos.

Do a search for Simple Machines in the Gale Middle School database.

 

Click here or the picture below for a fabulous introductory article. 

History of Simple Machines

View this Prezi (interactive presentation) on the History of Simple Machines by Amanda Roth

eBook

Simple Machines - History and How They Work

SciShow

Classroom Video on Demand

These three videos are from our video database. They are about simple machines and also how they combine to make complex machines. You will need to log in 

username: stlukessch and password: storm 

The first video is about the Lever, Wheel and Axle, Pulley 

The second video is about the Inclined Plane, Wedge, and Screw

The third video is about Energy and Work, and how the 6 Simple Machines are used

Wonderopolis

Here is an article from Wonderopolis about simple machines, filled with explanations, pictures, and a video. 

Live Science

An article in Live Science explains simple machines and their history.