KELVIN® STEM Lab: Simple Machine Team Pack w/ Plastic Work Board

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Learn about: GEARS

  • Mechanical advantage
  • Direction of rotation
  • Multiple gears
  • Gear pitch


  • Multiplying force
  • Changing direction of force
  • Multiple pulleys
  • Friction belts


  • Reducing friction
  • Circumference and diameter

LEVERS (First, Second and Third Class)

  • Increase lifting loads
  • Fulcrum length weight and force


  • Mechanical advantage
  • Angle and force

Grade 2: Lab gives students awareness of the specific Simple Machine mechanism, and what force feels like.

Grades 3 and 4: Students can take measurements and record the information about the machines working at an analysis level.

Grades 5 and 6: Students work with acquired numbers and use math to determine mechanical advantage.

Lab includes enough materials for one student to complete experiements for the Simple Machines Lab.

  • Simple Machines Acrylic Experiment Board
  • Gears
  • Pulleys
  • String
  • Rubberband
  • Spring scale
  • Protractor
  • Screws
  • Instruction Book