These simple machines worksheets are such an easy way for kids to learn the basics about the science behind simple machines! Use these free printable science worksheets at home or in your classroom for learning fun!
SIMPLE MACHINES FOR KIDS WORKSHEETS
SIMPLE MACHINES FOR KIDS
We LOVE science around here, if that wasn’t already obvious! Letting kids learn and explore the world around them with their hands is an invaluable tool to make lessons stick.
These printable worksheets for kids will explore the following simple machines:
- INCLINE PLANE – The incline plane is a simple machine that has a fancy name meaning flat, sloping surface.
- LEVER – A lever is a straight bar or rod that turns on a pivot point, or fulcrum.
- PULLEY – A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of directions of a taut cable or belt, or transfer of power between the the shaft and cable or belt.
- SCREW – A screw transforms energy from turning into up and down energy. So by turning a screw, you can lift things up, push things down, and hold things together.
- WEDGE – The wedge may be the original simple machine. It’s mainly used for splitting or separating things.
- WHEEL AND AXLE – The wheel and axle is a machine consisting of a wheel attached to a smaller axle so that these two parts rotate together in which a force is transferred from one to the other.
SIMPLE MACHINE PROJECTS FOR KIDS
If you want some more hands-on projects you can do with simple machines try some of these ideas:
- How to Build a Hand Crank Winch
- How to Make a Water Wheel
- Homemade Pulley Machine
- Popsicle Stick Catapult
- How to Build a Marshmallow Catapult
- Simple Paper Cup Pulley Machine
These printable simple machines for kids worksheets are easily used at home or in the classroom. Definitions are paired with pictures to make identifying simple machines in every day life easy.
Make learning about these simple machines fun by incorporating these worksheets. Have students identify simple machines, learn how to spell and write their names, and even cut and label common objects that are also examples of simple machines!
These work great for elementary students. The worksheets are challenging enough for older kids, but the information is simplified enough that younger students could benefit from these as well.
Kids will have fun exploring these simple machines. Hands-on science is so important for kids and we love watching their eyes light up as they learn. Use these projects and ideas to enrich your classroom or for fun learning at home.
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EXPLORE FUN SCIENCE WITH SIMPLE MACHINES
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