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Museum of Science and Industry: Simple Machines Game

Coaster Welcome to the death defying Funderstanding Roller Coaster! This simulator is designed for people who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics by using an exciting interactive tool and access to a wonderful reference source. It is your mission to become a roller coaster designer so that you can achieve maximum thrills and chills without crashing or flying off the track (unless that’s how you like your coaster to work!). If you accept this mission you must decide on a number of factors. This great educational online tool offers an interactive way for kids to play a roller coaster game, and learn while doing it. Finally, some fun online education kids! Due to some great feedback, we have decided to put back the original coaster AND also created a different version of this new coaster which keeps the coaster locked to the track. If you need help, click on the ‘? Contact us for more information.

Simple Machines: Facts (Science Trek: Idaho Public Television) Once upon a time a person needed to move something heavy. He or she picked up a long stick and stuck it under the edge of the heavy object and then pushed down on the other end of the stick. And the first simple machine was invented. Simple machines are just that. There are 6 basic simple machines; the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, and the screw. But what is work? The Lever The lever is a long tool such as a pole or a rod put under an object to lift it. Levers are all around us. The Wheel & Axle The wheel has always been considered a major invention in the history of mankind. Wheels are found where things turn in a circle such as an electric fan, a motor, a revolving door, a merry go round, and any wheel — on the car, on your skateboard, or on a bicycle. The Inclined Plane The inclined plane is simply a ramp. Ramps are used in skateboard parks, wheelchair ramps and to get heavy equipment in and out of the back of trucks. The Wedge The Pulley The Screw

PMCC Coaster Creator | The JASON Project Coaster Creator is an interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters. Use your knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design your own coaster. Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful – too much kinetic energy and you’ll crash, too little and you’ll stall. Play this game and find out if your coaster will be a smash or a snore! Important Words in this Resource: potential energy, kinetic energy, friction, thermal energy, sound energy, energy conversion, energy transformation, energy conversions, Argonaut, Vasily Titov, rollercoaster, roller coaster, digital lab, game

6 Simple Machines: Making Work Easier Throughout history, humans have developed a number of devices to make work easier. The most notable of these are known as the "six simple machines": the wheel and axle, the lever, the inclined plane, the pulley, the screw and the wedge, although the latter three are actually just extensions or combinations of the first three. Because work is defined as force acting on an object in the direction of motion, a machine makes work easier to perform by accomplishing one or more of the following functions: transferring a force from one place to another, changing the direction of a force, increasing the magnitude of a force, or increasing the distance or speed of a force. Many machines combine more than one of these devices to make work easier. Wheel and axle The wheel is considered to be one of the most significant inventions in the history of the world. The wheel greatly reduces the friction encountered when an object is moved over a surface. Force multipliers Lever Inclined plane Pulley Screw

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InventorsToolbox: The Elements of Machines Simple Machines: These devices were all in common use for centuries before Leonardo's time. Each one makes work easier to do by providing some trade-off between the force applied and the distance over which the force is applied. Wheel and Axle In this machine a wheel or spoke is locked to a central axle so that when one is turned the other must turn. A longer motion at the edge of the wheel is converted to a shorter more powerful motion at the axle. In reverse, a short powerful force at the axle will move the wheel's edge a greater distance. Pulley System A single pulley simply reverses the direction of a force. Wedge A wedge converts motion in one direction into a splitting motion that acts at right angles to the blade. Screw A screw is a central core with a thread or groove wrapped around it to form a helix. Lever A lever is a stiff rod that rotates around a pivot point. Gears Gears are toothed or pegged wheels meshed together to transmit motion and force.