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Simple Machines

Simple machines Vocabulary

Force Existing pressure or influence over objective or substance.
Friction The act of a surface or an object rubbing against each other.
Fulcrum The support on which a lever turns or is helped in moving or lifting something
Inclined Planes A plank or plane surface put at an angle to a horizontal surface
Lever A bar which rests on a fulcrum.
Load Amount of work a machine is expected to preform.
Machine Any device that applies or changes the direction of power, force, or motion
Axle Bar on which a wheel turns
Power Strength or force that can be exerted on other bodies.
Pull To move, usually with force or effort.
Pulley A wheel that has a groove in the rim where a rope can run and change the direction of the pull.
Push To move something away by pressing against it
Screw Cylinder with a ridge winding around it. It's a simple machine
Spring Something that produces action, a moving force
Tool An instrument of work
Torque A force that causes rotation
Wedge To force an opening
Wheel A round frame that turns on a pin or shaft in its middle
Work An effort in doing or making something
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