Everyday Simple Machines

From the: Motion, Machines, and Fluids Series

A day does not go by without using simple machines. This program explores the six major types of simple machines with practical, colorful examples of each. Vivid video footage illustrates how each of the following simple machines works and makes our lives easier: levers, inclined planes, wedges, screws, wheel and axles, and pulleys. Other important terminology includes: compound machine, work, effort, force, and mechanical advantage.

"The narrator presents the information in a well-paced, easy-to-understand manner ... This excellent introduction to a basic science concept will fit nicely into any science curriculum dealing with simple machines." - School Library Journal September 2007

Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
School Library Journal
September 2007

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Sample Video: Wheel and Axle


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC136DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592341672
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC136Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343867
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