Movement and Machines: It’s Simple!

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Movement and Machines: It’s Simple!

A museum employee showing the functionality of a simple machine while holding other simple machines

Explore movement and forces while discovering the six basic types of simple machines. Learn all about the lever and inclined plane families through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Examine past and current examples of how simple machines make work easier. Then, play a game during a virtual tour of the museum’s exhibitions.

This program is virtual via Zoom. We have implemented the following measures to ensure that our virtual programming is safe and secure:

  • Waiting room to prevent uninvited guests from joining the meeting
  • Controls in place to control if and when students can chat and share content
  • End-to-end encryption to ensure proper security
  • Recording of program is not permitted by any party

Curriculum links

This program will cover the following curriculum related topics and themes across a range of grade levels. The content can be adapted based on the needs of the group.

Structure & Mechanisms Energy Technology
Simple Machines
There are six types of simple machines that help to move objects and help change the direction of the force. Mechanisms are made up of one or more simple machines.

Simple machines are affected by the materials used and the forces acting on them.
Forces & Movement
Simple machines allow humans to move objects with less force than would otherwise be needed.

Simple machines can transfer forces that cause objects to speed up, slow down, or change direction.
Simple Machines
Simple machines are tools that have been used for thousands of years to make life easier and more enjoyable for humans. They are still important in many everyday objects.

Types of tools can vary between different cultures around the world.

Teacher Tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.

Planning Your Virtual Field Trip (PDF)

We will be in touch with you after your booking to provide information about the program set up and any supplies you or your students will need in order to best participate in the program you have reserved.



We request a maximum of 30 students or one classroom per session, in order maximize the educator’s ability to interact with your students.


Booking requests can be made through our Online Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:


Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

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Program Details

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 2 - Grade 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 - Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec).
45 minutes
Dates Offered
October 4, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School