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Simple machine vocab

TermDefinition
foce exerting pressure or influence over or substance
friction the at 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
incline plane a plank or plane surface put an angle to a horizontal surface.
lever a bar which rests on a fulcrum
load amount of work a machine is expected to perform.
machine any device that applies or changes the direction of power force, or motion
axle bar on which 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 ha s a grove 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. its 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 turns or pin or shaft in its middle
work an effort in doing or making something.
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