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Take your students on an interactive electronic field trip into the world of Simply Marvelous Machines. This hands-on program contains student activities working with the 6 major types of simple machines: levers, pulleys, wheels & axles and gears, wedges, screws and inclined planes. The course is aligned with the National Science Standards. A supply kit of manipulatives will be shipped to your classroom 2 weeks prior to the videoconferencing adventure. Included in the kit are supplies necessary to perform the interactives.

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About This Program


By Request: $220.00

Fee includes shipping. Class sizes over 30 will have a fee of $5 per additional student over 30 to cover extra materials provided.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 students

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Booking Information

Please allow 1 month advance notice when choosing your preferred date. We need time to ship the kit.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

1 weeks' notice for cancellation is requested otherwise full program fees will be charged.

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


Refer to teacher folder on website indicated on confirmation letter for VC Lab.
Supplies and instructions included for a pre-lab., video conference, and post-lab.

1. Introduction of the work equation.
2. Students will investigate each type of simple machine and discover the quantitative advantages of each,
3. Real-life examples of each simple machine will be presented and described.


1. Students will work with 1st, 2nd and 3rd class levers; differentiate and quantitate forces required with different variables.
2. Students will determine quantitatively the difference in using long or short inclined planes.
3. Students will quantitate differences in using single fixed, single moveable and compound pulleys and make predictions for double and triple pulleys.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

State Standards

Meets Missouri Learning Standards