6th October 2019


What are some simple machines in your house?

Here are a few of the most common places to find simple machines in the home:
  • Pulley: blinds, garage doors, flag poles.
  • Lever: see saw, pry bar, lever action door latches.
  • Wedge: scissors, screw, a knife.
  • Wheel and axle: office chairs, carts, wheeled carry-on luggage and toy cars.

What are examples of levers in everyday life?

Levers Used in Everyday Life
  • Hammer Claws. Hammer claws are common levers that help you remove embedded nails in wood or other hard surfaces.
  • Weight-Bearing Wheelbarrows.
  • Bottle Openers.
  • Tweezers and Tongs.
  • Scissors and Shears.

What are some examples of the six simple machines?

  • windmill, fan (wheel and axle)
  • roller coaster, stairs (inclined plane)
  • sledge hammer, chisels (wedge)
  • door lock, drill (screw)
  • flag pole, window blinds (pulley)
  • seesaw, rake (lever).
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