Simple Machines

I love my homeschooling email lists. You never know what neat thing you will come across.

The Edheads website was posted on the Baltimore/Washington Home Educators list and the boys and I had a lot of fun with it this afternoon. We spent most of our time in the simple machines section…the boys now know a heck of a lot about levers, pulleys, gears, inclined planes, screws and wheels and axels. The Edheads did a great job of helping us identify all the simple machines around us…did you know that a car windshield and shoelaces are both simple machines? (An inclined plane and a pulley). And we did not even get through the whole website. There is still much more to learn about complex machines as well as more info on weather and a virtual knee surgery section (go figure!).

Lots of fun!