OverviewSimple Machines is a visually appealing, colorful app that lets students work with simple machines including:
- Inclined plane
ConcernsThe app has a non standard look to it and at the outset I frankly thought it was gonig to be a more open-ended type of program.Sample Uses
- Use it to teach a design unit for students where they first sketch out what they want for a robot then build it.
- Students reflect on cause and effect. What they thought would work and what actually worked in robot design.