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A slide is an example of a(n)
1. wedge
2. inclined plane
A shovel can be used as a(n)
1. wedge
2. screw
3. inclined plane
Sullivan uses the object shown to lift a bucket of water.

Which type of simple machine is shown?
1. lever
2. pulley
3. screw
Eric twists the cap to open the gallon of milk.

Which type of simple machine is the milk cap?
1. lever
2. screw
3. wedge
Emma uses the stairs to get to the third floor of the building.

What type of simple machine are the stairs?
1. lever
2. inclined plane
3. wheel and axle
Which one is an example of a screw?
1. Jar lid
2. Scissors
3. Drapery rod
Tyra uses the object below to hold two boards together.

Which type of simple machine is the object?
1. screw
2. wedge
3. wheel and axle
A wheelbarrow is a compound machine. It is made up of more than one simple machine.

What type of simple machine are the handles of the wheelbarrow?
1. lever
2. wedge
3. wheel and axle
Which of the following is the BEST choice if you need to lift a piano to a third floor window?
1. lever
2. pulley
3. wedge
4. wheel and axle
Dominic zips his coat.

Which type of simple machine is a zipper?
1. lever
2. pulley
3. wedge

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Denise made the table below for her science report. She needs to add a title to the table.
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TypeDescription
Firstfulcrum in middle of arm
Thirdeffort force in middle of arm

Which is the best title for Denise's table?
1. How to Use a Lever
2. Three Classes of Levers
3. The Six Simple Machines
4. Real World Examples of Levers

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Adeline walks down a ramp. What type of simple machine is she using?
1. lever
2. wedge
3. inclined plane
4. wheel and axle

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The wedge is most closely related to which other simple machine?
1. lever
2. pulley
3. inclined plane
4. wheel and axle
Scissors are compound machines. They are made up of more than one simple machine.

What type of simple machine are the handles of the scissors?
1. lever
2. wedge
3. wheel and axle

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There are eight types of simple machines.
1. True
2. False

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Scissors are compound machines. They are made of two types of simple machines. Is a pulley one of the types of simple machines found in scissors?
1. no
2. yes

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The picture shows a compound machine. It has more than one simple machine.

Does the machine use a wheel and axle?
1. no
2. yes
Maya turns the doorknob to open the door.

What type of simple machine is a doorknob?
1. screw
2. inclined plane
3. wheel and axle

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A wedge is a simple machine that is useful for a moving heavy object from a low place to a high place.
1. True
2. False