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Simple Machines

Introduce young minds to the wonders of physics!

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Students will understand the basics of push and pull forces by investigating cogs, wheels, pulleys, screws and other simple machines. Through play, students will discover how simple machines can interact to make larger and more complex machines.  


Duration: 60 minutes 

Year: 1 

Location: Discoverland 

Terms: 1–4 2022

Curriculum links:

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Questioning and predicting – Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
  • Communicating – Represent and communicate observations and ideas using oral and written language, drawing and role play

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Nature and development of science – Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events
  • Use and Influence of Science – People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things


Our education programs have been designed to engage students and support teachers in the delivery of the Western Australian Curriculum. 

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