So I need some activities on Simple Machines. And here’s the kicker- the activities need to be appropriate for preschoolers. I know, I know. Couldn’t I ask you for something easier – like a unicorn that blows rainbow bubbles or a cheesecake that doesn’t have any calories? No. It has to be Simple Machines for preschoolers. I haven’t even thought about simple machines in…well, um…I can’t even remember the last time I thought about simple machines.
So here is my simple machine review:
An Inclined Plane: A flat slanted surface that works like a ramp.
A Wedge: A wedge is used to force things apart. An ax is a wedge.
A Screw: A spiral wrapped around a center post. When you turn it, it can lift objects. The cap on a bottle of water is a screw.
A Lever: A bar that pivots or turns on a fixed point. A seesaw, a bottle opener, and a crowbar are levers.
A Wheel and Axle: A wheel with a rod attached to it. A wagon and a rolling pin are both examples of a wheel and axle.
I would love to see your ideas! If I choose to purchase your idea, you will receive a $20 gift certificate for our products and your idea might be featured in The Mailbox Magazine Preschool. If you come up with a calorie-free cheesecake recipe, I’ll take that too!
Your needy editor,