The Simple Machines ClipArt collection offers 327 illustrations of the six simple machines: inclined planes, levers, pulleys, screws, wedges, and the wheel and axel. The collection also includes a gallery of balances (a type of first class lever used for measuring) and a gallery of gears (a special type of wheel and axel where the wheel has teeth).

This science ClipArt gallery offers 16 illustrations of a simple machine, inclined planes. Inclined planes are surfaces whose endpoints have different heights, and by moving an object up the plane, it eliminates the need to move the object completely vertical, reducing work.

Inclined Planes

This science ClipArt gallery offers 16 illustrations of a simple machine, inclined planes. Inclined planes are surfaces whose endpoints have different heights, and by moving an object up the plane, it…

This science ClipArt gallery offers 44 illustrations of levers. Levers use a rigid object with a fulcrum or pivot point, and by doing so multiply the mechanical force applied to another object.

Levers

This science ClipArt gallery offers 44 illustrations of levers. Levers use a rigid object with a fulcrum or pivot point, and by doing so multiply the mechanical force applied to another object.

The Balances ClipArt gallery offers 23 illustrations of a first class lever used to measure the weight or mass of an object by offsetting the object with a known weight.

Balances

The Balances ClipArt gallery offers 23 illustrations of a first class lever used to measure the weight or mass of an object by offsetting the object with a known weight.

The Pulleys ClipArt gallery offers 82 illustrations. Pulleys use ropes, cables, or belts along with grooved wheels to change the direction of an applied force or to increase mechanical force in a linear or rotational system.

Pulleys

The Pulleys ClipArt gallery offers 82 illustrations. Pulleys use ropes, cables, or belts along with grooved wheels to change the direction of an applied force or to increase mechanical force in a linear…

This science ClipArt gallery offers 81 illustrations of a simple machine, screws. Screws are made of a coninuous inclined plane (threads) on a surface, and is used to convert force from rotational to linear, or linear to rotational. The ratio of threads determines the mechanical advantage.

Screws

This science ClipArt gallery offers 81 illustrations of a simple machine, screws. Screws are made of a coninuous inclined plane (threads) on a surface, and is used to convert force from rotational to…

This science ClipArt gallery offers 14 illustrations of a simple machine, wedges. Wedges are portable inclined planes thats purpose is to strike the blunt end, and converts that force into forces perpendicular to its length. They are used to split object, or hold an object in place.

Wedges

This science ClipArt gallery offers 14 illustrations of a simple machine, wedges. Wedges are portable inclined planes thats purpose is to strike the blunt end, and converts that force into forces perpendicular…

This science ClipArt gallery offers 31 illustrations of the wheel and axle. Wheels and axles are composed of a wheel affixed to the end of an axle, and is used to convert rotational into linear motion, most often for the purpose of lifting.

Wheel and Axle

This science ClipArt gallery offers 31 illustrations of the wheel and axle. Wheels and axles are composed of a wheel affixed to the end of an axle, and is used to convert rotational into linear motion,…

The Gears ClipArt gallery provides 31 illustrations of toothed wheel and axel combinations. Gears can provide mechanical advantage in much the same way as a wheel and axel does.

Gears

The Gears ClipArt gallery provides 31 illustrations of toothed wheel and axel combinations. Gears can provide mechanical advantage in much the same way as a wheel and axel does.

This science ClipArt gallery offers 5 illustrations of multiple simple machines used simultaneously to complete a task, as well as lists of all simple machines.

Miscellaneous Simple Machines

This science ClipArt gallery offers 5 illustrations of multiple simple machines used simultaneously to complete a task, as well as lists of all simple machines.