Understanding the Efficiency of Compound Machines


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Which of the following is TRUE concerning compound machines?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a compound machine?

2. This is defined as the ability to do work with the least waste of energy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of machines and they all serve a purpose. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your understanding of compound machines. The questions will quiz you on compound machines and ask you to identify an example.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Term used for the measure of how much force is multiplied by machine use
  • Term for the ability to do work with the least waste of energy
  • Cause of loss of efficiency in compound machines

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as compound machines
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of compound machines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify an example of a compound machine

Additional Learning

Learn more about compound machines by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Understanding the Efficiency of Compound Machines. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define simple machines
  • Understand how compound machines lose efficiency
  • Learn how to reduce the risk of efficiency loss