Simple Machines Flashcards


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Effort

The force applied when moving a load

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Wheel and Axle

A simple machine made of two circular or cylindrical objects fastened together that rotate around a common axis.

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Load

The weight that needs to be carried or moved by a simple machine

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Inclined Plane

A flat surface set at an angle used to help raise or lower objects.

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Screw

A simple machine that is an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder

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Pulley

A simple machine that consists of a rope that fits into a groove in a wheel.

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Wedge

A substance that tapers to a thin edge and is used for splitting, raising heavy bodies, or for tightening by being driven into something.

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Lever

A substance that tapers to a thin edge and is used for splitting, raising heavy bodies, or for tightening by being driven into something.

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Block and tackle

Using 2 or more pulleys together when one of the pulleys is fixedand the other is not

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Complex machine

A machine that has parts that are simple machines working together

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Fulcrum

The support part of a lever

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Work

Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.