Girls explore simple machines as they build a merry-go-round, a beanbag toss, and a racecar. Levers, pulleys, screws and gears are introduced as girls engineer the ultimate playground. These imaginative projects promote girls’ ingenuity and creative thinking skills.
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- This site introduces physics concepts (force and distance) and describes most of the simple machines discussed in the Leader's Guide: idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season7/simplemachines/facts.cfm
- This site explains simple machines and their practical uses: teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/simple/index.htm
- This site features animated movies of simple machines in the world around us: www.brainpop.com/technology/simplemachines/