Simple Machines Experiments

As part of the natural sciences didactic unit, Machines and Inventions, grade 5 students have experimented building machines in order to demonstrate how using them affect the force used to lift up weight.

The simple machines used were the following: inclined plane, pulley, lever, wheel and axle.

Students also learnt that the unit to measure force is called: Newton (N).

In their experiments they used a spring scale to measure the force used.

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