STEM and Levers

Abby and Ernie use a wheelbarrow and a lever to move a very big pumpkin.

Simple machines are an important STEM concept. Some jobs can be made easier by using simple machines—wheels make it easier to move things, levers can make it easier to lift things. Watch this video together, then talk about some simple machines around your home. Now hunt for them! Is there anything with wheels? Are there any levers? What about ramps? Get in the habit of looking for simple machines in the world around you.