Online College Courses for Credit

Simple Machines - Physical Science - grades 11-12

Simple Machines - Physical Science - grades 11-12

If I asked you what you thought the first machine was, what would you say? For most people when they hear the word machine they think of a contraption with many gears and other moving parts, however the first machines were much simpler than that. The definition of a simple machine is something that changes the direction or amount of force being applied to an object. These can include Levers just like a seesaw or a Wedge/Inclined Plane represented by the slide, both of which can be found in a school playground. Upon completion of this pathway, you will learn about the six types of Simple Machines and understand how they work.

Your Quiz Points in Simple Machines - Physical Science - grades 11-12

Total Possible
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

37 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

299 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 32 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.