Preschoolers learn about Simple Machines

Preschoolers are learning about simple machines. In this enrichment class, students are investigating incline planes and the wheel and axle.  Students are investigating what shape a wheel needs to be in order to roll. They tried by attaching circles, squares and triangles to an axle. Next they drew the results of their investigations and circled the shape that worked best. Ultimately, students will work towards creating a toy that uses an incline plane and/or a wheel and axle.