Simple Machines 2: Machines in Action - DuPage Children's Museum


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Simple Machines 2:
Machines in Action


Dive in deeper! Your class has been studying the simple machines; now it’s time to take a quantitative approach. Your students will be collecting data as they experience a more in-depth study of friction, wheels, pulleys, gears, inclined planes, wedges, and levers.

This program provides an Educator Instruction Booklet and Student Science Notebooks. Students will “do the math” as they continue to discover how simple machines make work easier, faster, or both. Students will work in cooperative groups at hands-on stations to observe, measure, and record 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.


The Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys Learning Lab must be completed prior to the use of this program.


  • Grades 3 – 8
Lab Time
  • 1 – 5 days
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • Per Day: $75
  • Per School Week: $300 (five days)

Delivery and Pick-up charge additional.


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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