Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Wedges

Look at the edges of an axe. What do you see? If you said an inclined plane, you’d be on the right track. Wedges are similar to inclined planes, but there are some differences. An axe is actually two inclined planes put together. An...

Wedges

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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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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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