Discover how simple machines work
Use a lever, screws, wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedges, and pulleys to send satellites into orbit, split an iceberg, make music, and more!
Conduct your own experiments
Change each machine and see what happens: can a scooter travel as fast and far as a bike? How many pulleys do you need to lift a spaceship?
Investigate invisible forces
See how each machine changes the direction, distance, or strength of your force. How do they make it easier to destroy the castle or lift a fish tank?
What our testers said
“I loved cracking the ice because you don’t know what’s inside.” – Girl aged 7
“Cycle! wanna do a backwheeler.” – Boy aged 8
What our experts think
Our testers really enjoyed exploring this game and the freedom they had to try out lots of little experiments with forces, without the pressure of failure. This is a fantastic way for children to learn about the effects of variations in different machines.
For example in the pulley game, after trying the different machines out one boy was able to explain that the machine with more pulleys was stronger than the machine with only one pulley. The games give children a foundation to support their growing knowledge of forces.
– Children can learn about forces through experimentation
– Free play allows children to explore at their own pace
– Promotes discussion around forces