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Simple Machines & USS Constitution

Come see simple machines in action in 1812! Students scour galleries for evidence of simple machines at work and apply their knowledge in an invention factory. Can they simplify the life of a 19th-century sailor using only the lever, inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, and wheel & axle? Reserve Now!


Time 90 minutes
Grades 1st-5th grades
Class Size     10-30 students
Cost $8.00/student. First 6 teachers/chaperones included at no cost.  Additional adults welcome at $8.00/person


Massachusetts Curriculum Standards

  • History and Social Science: 3rd: 3.12
  • Science and Technology/Engineering: 1st: 1.3 & 2nd: 2.1, 3
  • Mathematics: K-12th: CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1, MP3