Educator Resources for Simple Machines

In this game, players use found objects to create simple machines. They take on the role of Twitch, a robot whose job it is to pick up random spare parts lying around a museum. The catch? Twitch is known to take things easy, so he must collect the objects with as little physical effort as possible. In challenging players to solve each scenario with a minimum of force, the game allows for playful explorations of inclines, planes, pulleys, force, levers, gravity, gears, and more. Educators can use the game to introduce a unit on simple machines or to review what students have come away with after such a unit. The game is also perfect for use in classroom learning stations.
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