Simple Machines – for Work and for Fun!

As students continue their investigation of Simple Machines, we have started looking at how simple machines can work together. When two or more simple machines are present in a device, the device is classified as a compound machine. We learned that a skateboard is a compound machine. It has four wheels and two axles. The board itself works like a lever in order for the rider to do stunts and tricks.

Here is a short video clip we watched in class from Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science series on Simple Machines.

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