1 DVD, 13 minutes.
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island need to lift their mammoths so Olive decides to use a simple machine called a pulley to get the job done. Discussion questions and activities -- Downloadable teacher's guide. Series: The Way Things Work.
1 DVD, 13 minutes.
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island need to weigh their mammoth and discover the three classes of levers in the process.
Discussion questions and activities -- Downloadable teacher's guide. Series: The Way Things Work.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Simple Machines
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Demonstrates the principles behind a variety of simple machines such as ramps, levers, pulleys and wheels, and shows how simple machines doing complicated things can be found everywhere.
Bill Nye Physical Science: Friction/Simple Machines (Revised)
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides.
Friction - 26 min - discusses force, energy, and atomic particles.
Simple Machines - 26 min - discusses wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wedge, and lever.
Bill Nye Friction
DVD- 26 minutes, includes Spanish track
Discusses force, energy, and atomic particles.
1 VHS videocassette 20 minutes + 1 teachers guide
In this video students learn about the five main forces of energy
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Learn what energy is, how it behaves, and why it is important in our daily lives.
Mr. Wizard's World: Simple Machines
1 VHS videocassette 25 minutes, 2 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Activity segments: Household Levers; Mobile Challenge; Spoon Flip; How Many Wheels on a Bicycle?; Pulleys Help You Lift; Gears on a Bicycle. Activities progress from simple to complex scientific principles.
1 VHS videocassette 20 minutes, 1 teachers guide
Introduces students to simple machines: the lever, inclined plane, wedge, screw, pulley, wheel and axle. Animation and live action illustrate the principles and their usefulness. Includes scenes from Corvallis, Philomath, and other parts of Oregon.
1 VHS videocassette, 25 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
Describes how the principles behind a variety of simple machines such as ramps, levers, pulleys, and the wheel and axle assist humans in making their work easier.
Three-Two-One Contact: Friction - Getting a Grip
1 VHS videocassette (15 minutes), 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide
Examines the process and purpose of friction in movement.
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