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simplemachine4

TermDefinition
work the use of force to move an object from one place to another
simple machine has few or no moving parts; makes work easier
lever a bar that pivots, or turns, on a point that does not move
fulcrum a fixed point upon which a lever rests
wheel-and-axle has a wheel and an axle that turn together
pulley a wheel with a line around it to make it easier to lift or move things
inclined plane a slanted surface that makes it easier to climb
Gear two or more wheels linked together by interlocking teeth
Screw an inclined plane wrapped around a post to form a spiral
Force Push or pull
Load What is being moved
Distance How far the load is moved
Energy The ability to do work
Push Exerting a force to move something away from an object
Pull Exerting force to move something towards you
lubricant a substance used to reduce the amount of resistance between objects that are moving against each other
Created by: smithnebo