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The Properties of Motion

Simple machines have been a part of our lives for many centuries. In fact, the origins of a simple machines can be dated back to the third century B.C. By Archimedes, the Greek Philosopher. His work was with his types of simple machines which were the lever, screw and the pulley. Over time, simple machines have also included the lever, wheel and axle, wedge and inclined plane.

Simple machines are simply defined as a device that does not require a motor to function. While not exactly simple in design, the principles involved in the function can be considered simple. A simple machine is a machine that can change the direction or amount of a force. To learn more about simple machines, we have put together the following helpful resources. We hope you enjoy learning more about simple machines.

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