Simple Machines

Eli Whitney Museum

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Description

Whitney demonstrated the power of machines to guide and ease work. The screws, threads, levers and pulleys of this machine organize effort into power you can feel. Students assemble interchangeable parts and invent a personality for their machine.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 4.1: The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.

Meets Common Core Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

  • ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis betweenits North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year. (5-ESS1-2)

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