These sites focus on compound machines. Learn what compound machines are as well as six types of simple machines. There are classroom activities and online quizzes to help students identify the relationship of simple machines to compound machines. There are links to eThemes Resources on Simple Machines: Beginner and Physics: Force and Motion.
Students observe simple machines around their house and school, and then write reports about their investigation. Includes a brief overview of simple machines and what compound or complex machines are made up of.
These resources explore the basics of simple machines: pulleys, wheel and axle, inclined planes, wedges, screws, and levers. Includes animations, online quizzes, hands on activities, experiments, lesson plans, and a word puzzle. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Advanced Simple Machines.
These sites cover the basic concepts of physics. Learn about force, motion, and friction using interactive simulations where you can manipulate the variables. Includes links to an eThemes on Simple Machines, Magnets, and Gravity.