Simple Machines for Kids: Definition & Examples


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How many moving parts do simple machines have?

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1. The further you push, pull or move an object, the higher the amount of _____ that is needed.

2. What is NOT a way that simple machines help us?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do simple machines work? See what you know about these machines by using the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you use these tools, you can see how much you know about:

  • Pushing and pulling an object
  • Number of parts a simple machine has
  • Types of simple machines
  • Example of a simple machine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - pick out the most important details from the lesson on simple machines
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the number of parts a simple machine has
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of simple machines

Additional Learning

To learn more, use the lesson named, Simple Machines for Kids: Definition & Examples. Use this lesson to:

  • See how simple machines got started
  • Learn what simple machines do
  • The definition of effort as it relates to simple machines