What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which best describes a simple machine?

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1. Which is NOT an example of a simple machine?

2. How does a lever make work seem 'easier'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you quickly gauge your understanding simple machines and the purposes they serve in today's society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review:

  • Definition of work
  • Examples of simple machines
  • Types of screws

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding simple machines
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about machines in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of work

Additional Learning

To learn more about simple machines, review the corresponding lesson What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what a simple machine is
  • Define work
  • Identify different types of simple machines
  • Review the law of conservation of energy