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Simple machines websites

Exploring simple machines

Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago
Play a game to move an animated character through a series of challenges using simple machines. (The sound can be muted.)
Science and Math activities
This is a web activity about simple machines. Learners will explore a lawn mower and identify six different simple machines which work together to help make our lives easier. This is an excellent activity for exploring how simple machines, and science in general, apply to learners' everyday lives.

The Franklin Institute
Short description of each of the simple machines.

Edheads - Simple Machines
Animated activity - find the machines, with explanation.

Investigate and report - Scholastic