Forces and Simple Machines!

Today we learned about simple machines and how we can move them using force. 

We learned about wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedges, screws, and pulleys.  It was a great afternoon because we loved all the hands on work.  It was interesting seeing what everyone else came up with!  

We may be able to use this information to help us with a Big Question for our own “Discovery”! 

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Our Billycart Incursion!

Last week, Mark came to our school for a Billy Cart incursion.  He talked to us about force and motion.  Everytime we pushed or pulled the Billycart, we were using force.

There were four activities that we worked on.

1. Designing our own billycarts

2. Building a billycart with our team.

3. Creative construction using wood, bolts, washers and spanners.

4. Driving a billycart.

It was such a fantastic learning day!  We especially loved steering the billycarts! 

Can you think of anything you do that requires force?