The six types of simple machines are the pulley, the lever, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the screw. Simple machines are designed to make work easier. More »

A staircase is an example of the inclined plane simple machine. A spiral staircase, however, is categorized as a screw. Another common example of an incline plane is a ramp. More »

A knife is an example of a simple machine called a wedge. A wedge is made up of two inclined planes placed back to back to form a sharp edge. When the edge is placed between two objects and force is applied, the wedge dr... More »

There are six simple machines, including the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the screw and the pulley. Together, these six form the basis of all mechanized systems that have ever been built. More »

The six simple machines are the wheel and axle, lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane and screw. Simple machines provide a mechanical advantage. This means less force is required to perform work on an object, and the forc... More »

The axle and wheel, a wedge, an inclined plane, a lever and a pulley, as well as a screw, are six simple machines that kids can make for a physics lesson. The machines, which can be constucted from simple household items... More »

The six simple machines are the inclined plane, wedge, screw, lever, wheel and axle, and pulley. Each machine is capable of reducing the amount of force needed to complete a task. More » Science Physics