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Simple Machines Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Simple Machines
A Ferris wheel is an example of which kind of simple machine?
  1. Fixed pulley
  2. Movable pulley
  3. Wheel and axle
  4. Incline plane
Grade 7 Simple Machines
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Grade 3 Simple Machines
A slide is an example of a(n)
  1. wedge
  2. inclined plane
Grade 6 Simple Machines
Grade 8 Simple Machines
Look at the image of the pulley. If bucket A has a mass of 5 kg, which of the following statements is true about the minimum effort force required to lift the bucket if friction is ignored?
Pulley System
  1. it would take 0 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  2. it would take 2.5 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  3. it would take 5 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  4. it would take 10 kg of effort to lift the bucket
Grade 1 Simple Machines
Grade 3 Simple Machines
A shovel can be used as a(n)
  1. wedge
  2. screw
  3. inclined plane
Grade 5 Simple Machines
Which of the following best explains why lifting a heavy object with a single fixed pulley and rope makes the task seem easier?
  1. Less force is needed to lift the object
  2. Less work is done when moving the object
  3. The direction of the force required to lift the object is changed
  4. The force needed to move the object is applied over a greater distance
Grade 6 Simple Machines
Look at the image of the pulley. If bucket A has a mass of 5 kg, which of the following statements is true about the minimum effort force required to lift the bucket if friction is ignored?
Fixed Pulley
  1. it would take 0 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  2. it would take 2.5 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  3. it would take 5 kg of effort to lift the bucket
  4. it would take 10 kg of effort to lift the bucket
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