Simple MachinesTeach

Educator Hannah Morales created this lesson about simple machines using examples of First Peoples tools in the Royal BC Museum and Archives collections. Explore the related Indigenous Simple Machines playlist!

Made Simple will help you identify each of the six simple machines.


Simple Machines Learning Lab

This tour is designed to introduce students to the simple machines found within the galleries. By the end of the tour, students will be able to identify the six basic simple machines, explain their uses and find them in the gallery. Students will also be able to make connections between what they have seen in the gallery and what they can find in their own classrooms and homes. Recommended for grades 3-6.