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Force & Motion Vocab

machine -something that replaces human effort and makes work easier.
simple machine A tool that makes work easier; has few or no moving parts.
energy the ability to do work.
work The ability to move something
wheel and axle a simple machine consisting of a grooved wheel turned by a cord or chain with a firmly attached axle together with supports.
lever a simple machine consisting of a solid bar that rotates around a pivot point; used to lift objects.
pulley a simple machine made up of a rope wrapped around a wheel. When a downward force is applied on the rope, an upward force is created.
screw a simple machine made up of a shaft with grooves that wrap around it going from top to bottom.
inclined plane an object with a flat, tilted surface, a simple machine that helps things roll or slide upward off the ground.
wedge a simple machine that can be used to split objects apart, hold objects in place, or lift objects from the ground; consists of two inclined planes joined together.
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