Simple Machines – Simply Fun

Grade 2 students have been exploring the world of Simple Machines. Simple Machines make work easier for us by allowing us to push or pull over increased distances.

In the computer lab, students have been using the Fantastic Contraption game to apply what they know about simple machines to solve problems. Students learned that simple machines can be used together to create compound machines.

Games are a fun way for students to explore Simple Machines. Check out these and other great games under the STUDENTS tab that will help you learn about Simple Machines:

Simple Machines Game – Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Fantastic Contraption 2 – Create and solve problems with simple machines

Students also LOVE learning with Bill Nye the Science Guy!
You can watch his fun and informative Simple Machines video here:

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Simple Machines part 1

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Simple Machines part 2

Grade 2 challenges YOU to get creative and have fun learning about Simple Machines!

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