Simple Machines: Games


Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover this topic and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.

Flash, Java, Shockwave, QuickTime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.

Simple Machines Game

From the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago. Click here.

Water well

EdHeads Simple Machines

Go on an amazing treasure hunt to find all of the simple machines that they have hidden. Super fun — for kids and adults!!

EdHeads also has an activity for Compound Machines here.

Match the Simple Machines

This matching game is for your SmartBoard (SmartBoard required).

Man invents wheel

Goldburger To Go!

Finish designing a machine that serves lunch to the ZOOM cast and crew. From ZOOM! at PBS Kids — Let's go!

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