The Simple Machines ClipArt collection offers 367 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).

Inclined Planes

This science ClipArt gallery offers 17 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…

Levers

This science ClipArt gallery offers 46 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.

Balances

The Balances ClipArt gallery offers 35 illustrations of a first class lever used to measure the weight or mass of an object by offsetting the object with a known weight.

Pulleys

The Pulleys ClipArt gallery offers 87 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…

Screws

This science ClipArt gallery offers 84 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…

Wedges

This science ClipArt gallery offers 15 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…

Wheel and Axle

This science ClipArt gallery offers 36 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,…

Gears

The Gears ClipArt gallery provides 41 illustrations of toothed wheel and axel combinations. Gears can provide mechanical advantage in much the same way as a wheel and axel does.

Miscellaneous Simple Machines

This science ClipArt gallery offers 6 illustrations of multiple simple machines used simultaneously to complete a task, as well as lists of all simple machines.