We use simple machines in the real world every day. Examples include the levers, garage doors, levers, seesaws, hammers, scissors, knives, wheels, light bulbs, pulleys and many more. Human beings have become so successful as a species on Earth due to our mastery of tools and simple machines. We don't even realize the amount of simple machines we use every day. Tools that make work easier and allow us to accomplish more work while spending less energy set us apart from animals. There many types of simple machines including pulleys, levers, wheels, wedges, inclined planes and screws.

Simple Machine Games

Simple machines (video - pulley, lever, and more)

Museum of Industry Simple Machine Game

Master of simple machine

Chart of 6 simple machine types

The Inventors Toolbox
& Gadget Anatomy game

Break it down Game Interactive

Simple Machines for Kids