## Thursday, March 30, 2023

Before we start talking about simple machines there are two important terms you will need

to know:

FORCE: Force can be a push or a pull. For example, if you pull on the handle of a wagon or

cart you are exerting a pulling force. Also, if you push a door open, you are exerting a pushing

force on the door.

WORK: Work is force over a distance. For example, lifting a bucket of water requires you to

exert a pulling force on the handle to lift it off the ground. How far you lift the bucket off the

ground is the distance

Before we start talking about simple machines there are two important terms you will need

to know:

FORCE: Force can be a push or a pull. For example, if you pull on the handle of a wagon or

cart you are exerting a pulling force. Also, if you push a door open, you are exerting a pushing

force on the door.

WORK: Work is force over a distance. For example, lifting a bucket of water requires you to

exert a pulling force on the handle to lift it off the ground. How far you lift the bucket off the

ground is the distance