January 17th, 2006
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A simple machine has few or no moving parts. But because of simple machines, humans have been able to create the wonders of the world, the pyramids, computers, even your jar of peanut butter. Simple machines include the lever, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, the wheel and axle, and the screw. Combine these simple machines and you can create almost anything that makes work easier. Learn more about Simple Machines by clicking on the links above. Watch our expert, John Gardner, Boise State University, as he answers questions.

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