Simple Machines

by John Riggio

Lever, pulley, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, and inclined plane. Simple machines are mechanical devices that are used to modify force and motion, and they help us do things more easily. With the exception of the wheel and axle, they have no moving parts. In this song your students will sing the names of all six simple machines, and define their purpose, which is great for cross curricular learning! So, the next time the science teacher is going over simple machines, you're all set!

Since the topic is simple machines, John thought he would do a simple orchestration, with a bit of simple slapstick percussion thrown in for some simple fun! (from Music K-8, Vol. 29, No. 3)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

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Simple Machines - Downloadable Kit
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