Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Simple Machines Visited

Here is a link to Edheads page on simple machines. After you check out the activities, tell me which two machines you would want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island. Tell me how you use them. Remember, do not click links off site. Only do the activity on the page.

If you need some extra help, here is an Edhead page with more information, and here is an Mkids page, here is a Museum of Science page.

Here are links to eThemes on simple machines: Beginner, Advanced.

26 comments:

Jose , Fidel said...

We will take a lever and a wedge to make a small house.

yolanda and trystan said...

If we were stuck on an island, we would use the pulley and the inclined plane because if you were building shelter,you could use the inclined plane to roll up the materials that you need ,and you could use the pulley to pull and put the materials in place.

ashley and jeffrey said...

Jeffrey and I chose wedges and inclined plane. We chose wedges to split wood and coconuts.We also chose a lever to strike the wedge and built a house.

Zack & Aaron said...

We would chose the incline plane &
the pulley because,we would use the to reach higher places.

macy and Courtney said...

Our two simple machines that we would want to bring on a deserted island would be a wedge for chopping and a wheel and axle for a wheel barrel.

Kirsten & Mckoy said...

We would live with a pulley so we could pull food up and down trees so wild animals don't get our food.We would also use a wheel and axle to get around on the island.

anyelylevy said...

Lever and a Pulley so we can move thins heavy and then the pulley so we can cary things up.

Dillion,Kali said...

We would take a wedge,like knife ,so we could cut fruit or food.We would also take a pulley to get up and down a tree.

Ben said...

i would bring a wedge like a knife,
and a pulley to bring heavy things down from high places.

Tanner,Houa said...

If we were on a island and we can only have 2 simple machines they would be Houa would take a wedge for cutting food,trees and coconuts.Tanner would take a pulley for to hold water, to take showers.

Colby & Francisco said...

If Francisco and I were stranded on a deserted island,and could only bring two simple machines we would bring a...wedge and a,lever.We would use a wedge specifically a knife,We would use it to hunt and fish for food,and we would use a lever to lift heavy items mainly shelter.

kiley and clarissa said...

We would take a pulley to left logs so we could make shelter...we would also take a inclined plain to put the logs together.

Wade & Trystan said...

If we were to be stranded in the middle of an abandoned island we and we could choose to have 2 simple machines they would be the wedge so we could cut down vegetation for food and so we could cut down wood for shelter we would also bring a pulley to do stuff up.

Cendy & Florinda said...

If we were stranded in the desert we would want a wedge so we can cut trees make a fire and wheels and axle so we can go home in the car.

Brianna said...

I would use the wheel axle and the wedge because you can use them around peoples houses and around the playground

savanna said...

I would use a pulley to put things in place. and a plane.

Carmen and anahi said...

We would take a wedge so we could cut out food and fruit.We would choose the pulley also because we could climb up and down on the trees
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austin randy said...

I think we would use a wheel and axle for transportation and a wedge to cut down trees for shelter .

alexis said...

The two machines I would take if I were stranded on a deserted island would probably be a wedge and a pulley. I would use a wedge for either making shelter or cutting food.And the pulley for climbing thees to get to the food.

Serenity and Denisse said...

If we were stranded on an island we would want to have a saw and a shield.A saw is a wedge that cuts wood and a shield is a inclined plane that can protect us from dangerous obstacles.

Austin G & Dustin L said...

We would want a wedge (a machete) and a pulley to get up and down the tree.
[a rope]

Naomi & Robert said...

I will use a saw to cut wood because its a wedge. Next i will use a boat to ride on the water with my puddle because it a lever.

Omar and Cory said...

The simple machines we would take if we were stranded in a deserted island is a wedge. And a pulley so we would be able to pick up heavy things like wood and use our wedge so we could cut it.

nikki said...

I will use a wedge add a lever for a shovel a axle a knife on a deserted island.

Kyle and Jonathan said...

If me and Jonathan were alone on a island these are the simple machines wed like on the island a wedge so we can cut down tree's for firer and we will like to a have pulley so we lift up stuff to our tree house.

blanca and alex said...

Me and Blanca chose a wedge and a wheel and axle so we could built a whale and cut wood with a wedge and built a house.