On Monday the Year 3 Students participated in an incursion where they learnt about the 6 simple machines that are used, and often hidden, in more complex machines. They learnt lots of new terminology and were intrigued by the evolution of machines over time. They conducted experiments to measure force and learnt about the importance of conducting a fair test.
Simply Old Machines Are EVERYWHERE!
Our 3I incursion was Amazing. We had to Investigate the objects. We learnt words like force, wedge and fulcrum, gears and cog!
In groups of fours and five we had to look at pliers and scissors. We had to look at what simple machines were included in the object.
By Tahlia camuglia 3I
Simply Old Machines
On the maddest science day ever 3I became detectives for the day and learnt lots of stuff like...
We learnt all about pulleys, axles, screws, speed and wheels! We had to measure and check weight with a measuring tool to be proper scientists. It was so fun. Also the best part was when we learnt about fulcrum. A fulcrum is the middle of a seesaw that balances the lever. 3I were now mad scientists. I couldn't wait to learn more!
By Grace Walker
Simply Old Machines
Today 3I were on a quest to find machines we don’t even realise are machines. For example, an axel and a wheel on a double sided whiteboard. Who knew?! Or a knife is a wedge. Sometimes we use things like sharpeners or laptops. They’re machines too! Just look. Now you try!
By Mia Abela 3I
The Six Science Machines
On Monday the 17th of February grade 3C had an incursion about simple machines. There were six different machines that Leigh told us about, they were: Screw, Wedge, Wheel and Axle, Pulley, Lever and Inclined plane. Simple Machines are made to make life easier for us!
By Ilaria Galanti & Angelina Basa
Simple Machines Everywhere
On Monday, 3L went on an amazing incursion! I learnt that there are 6 different simple machines, such as a screw, inclined plane, lever, wedge, wheel and axle and a pulley. Did you know lots of little machines make more complex machines? I learnt that a seesaw has a lever and an inclined plane in it.
By Sebastian 3L
On Monday the 13th, 3L went on a Incursion all about machines, the lady's name was Leigh. Did you know simple machines are all around you like screws, inclined planes, wheel and axle, wedge, lever, pulley. They are easy to use.
by Sienna P 3L
On Monday, all of the Year 3’s had an incursion about simple machines. We learnt all about simple machines. Did you know that a knife is a machine, a simple machine. Did you know that if you move something on wheels it makes your life easier. Also a screw is a machine. You can use simple machines to build complicated machines. Every wheel is a machine, every single wheel has an axle. It is called a wheel and axle.
By Joey Raffoul 3L
On Monday the 17th Grade 3L went on an incursion to learn about simple machines. I learnt that there are 6 simple machines scientists discovered that are all around us and helps in are work. Did you know this simple machines are surrounding you right now!
by Luca Diamante 3L