Children will investigate how wheels, gears, and inclined planes work to make our everyday lives easier.
- Compare, contrast, and test the effectiveness of wheels, gears and ramps.
- Identify different types of simple machines.
- Explore force and motion through manipulating wheels, gears, and inclined planes.
- Understand and explain how the mechanics of wheels, gears and ramps work.
Take It with You
Use the following activities to bring the education concepts from this exhibit into your home or classroom:
Appropriate for Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
Meets Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards: 11.A, 12.C, 12.D, 13.B
Meets Common Core State Standards: CCSS: MD.A.1, MD.A.2
Focus: Art, Language Arts