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Simple Machines 1: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys with Field Trip

Get a grip on the physics of simple machines. Students will explore the force of friction and its impact on machines, lift themselves up with pulleys, experience the power of levers, experiment with gears, and more! DCM Lab Specialists will guide students through an engaging study of the seven simple machines. Students will discover how simple machines make work easier, faster, or both. Students will work in cooperative groups at hands-on exhibit stations to draw conclusions from their observations of simple machines at work. This process learning is a powerful way to help students integrate concrete objects with the abstract concepts of force and work.


Addresses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

  • Forces and Interactions
  • Provides a solid base for the understanding of the simple machines

Dive in deeper with Simple Machines 2: Simple Machines In Action Exhibit-To-Go!Click here for details.

  • Grades 1 – 8
Lab Time
  • 1.5 Hours
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • $12 per student
  • $8 per adult

Requires a 6:1 child/adult ratio. Prices listed do not include transportation of students to/from the Museum.


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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