Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Inclined Planes

Inclined Planes
Let’s say you have a treehouse and you want your dog to join you there. Your dog can't climb the ladder and you can’t hoist him up in a pulley. How could you get him up? Simple machines to the rescue again. This time an inclined...

Inclined Planes

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Levers

Levers
Let’s say you have a tree house. You need to lift a large bag of snacks up to the tree house. How could you do it? Several simple machines might come in handy. You could make a simple pulley with a rope strung over a branch to lift the bag. But if you didn’t have a rope, you could use a...

Levers

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Simple Machines

Simple Machines
Let’s say you needed to lift something very heavy. How could you do it? Sure, you could ask a friend to help – or maybe even two or three friends. But what if the object was REALLY heavy? You might need some extra power, right? Simple machines increase force and

Simple Machines

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