by Jennifer McMahon, Salem State College

This Web Quest introduces the six simple machines and inspires students to invent their own compound/complex machine.

Introduction

Simple Machines

Hello!  Have you ever wondered how something is made and how it actually works?   There are so many machines and neat gadgets out there that really help us in our everyday lives.  What if you could invent somethine to make your life easier? What would that be?  This Web Quest will help you learn about simple and complex machines and inspire you to invent your own machine.