The Big Idea: We can use simple machines to make certain jobs easier.
STEM and Levers
Simple machines are an important STEM concept. Some jobs can be made easier by using simple machines—wheels make it easier to move things, levers can make it easier to lift things. Watch this video together, then talk about some simple machines around your home. Now hunt for them! Is there anything with wheels? Are there any levers? What about ramps? Get in the habit of looking for simple machines in the world around you.