The machines we use every day help to make our work easier. This WebQuest will help you identify different types of simple machines so that you can invent your own machines.
|Inquiry Almanac - Here you will find the names and descriptions of different types of simple machines. This website explains how each machine works.|
|Dirtmeister's Simple Machines - Learn more about simple machines at this site.|
|Edheads - Explore the garage and tool shed and identify the simple machines found there.|
|Beacon Learning Center - Wally the working ant will be your guide to help you master important vocabulary about simple machines.|
MIKIDS.com - You’ll find lots of examples of each simple machine at his site.
|Inventor's Toolbox - Explore this site to get ideas for your invention. Use Gadget Anatomy to quiz yourself to see how well you understand simple machines.|
|Exploring Leonardo - Leonardo da Vinci was a famous painter, scientist, and inventor. Visit the Inventor's Workshop to explore some of his ideas. Play Leonardo's Mysterious Machinery and try to identify the simple machines he used.|
|Part of the Project||Maximum Possible Points|
|TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS||100|
Take a quiz at the Simple Machines Learning Site.
By the time you complete this project you will
be an expert on simple machines
and have a new appreciation for the machines you use.
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