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Simple Machines

machines mechanical device that helps transfer force to help people work
simple machines only require manual force from people or animals
arm beam or bar of lever
fulcrum pivot point on lever
load object to be moved
effort force needed to move the load
inclined plane sloping surface used to move objects
inertia resistance of object to change
pulley simple machine made of a grooved wheel and a rope
axis imaginary line that passes through an object
screw inclined plane spiraled around an axis
wedge a double inclined plane that tapers to a point
effort force applied to move a load
force to push or pull
newton metric unit to measure force
wheel and axle 2 wheels of different size rotate on the same axis
gear a toothed wheel
work when an object moves
Created by: cbergh