Video clip: http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/16886-compound-machines-the-six-simple-machinesvideo.

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Simple Machines

Name: ……………………………………….. Today is: ……………………………

1. Look at the following items. Tell your partner the ones you think are SIMPLE machines.

wheelbarrow

wedge

screw

can opener

lever

Inclined plane

wheel and axle

pulley

2. Watch and tick the simple machines. [00:00 – 00:20] 3. Circle the correct answers Simple machines have been used for thousands of years to make work…. …easier …..slower ….faster ....more difficult

4. Guess the answers then watch and check. [00:35 – 02:18]
1. Lever 2. Pulley 3. Inclined plane 4. Wedge 5. Screw 6. Wheel and axle a) used to move objects from one elevation to another b) holds material tightly together c) a free-moving plank and a fixed turning point called a fulcrum d) grooved wheel with rope or belt passing through it e) made up of an ‘effort arm’ and ‘resistance arm’ f) have cutting edges

Answers: 1 ____ 2 _____ 3_____ 4 ____ 5____ 6______

Clips for CLIL – http://clipsforclil.blogspot.com September 2008

Note: before the simple machines video there is a song/ad by the Discovery Channel.
ANSWERS: 2 – lever, pulley, wedge, wheel and axle, screw, inclined plane (scissors and wheelbarrows are compound machines which use 2 or more simple machines) 3 – easier, faster 4 – 1. c, 2. d, 3. a, 4. f, 5. b, 6. e

Clips for CLIL – http://clipsforclil.blogspot.com September 2008

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