Simple Machines in the Body

Science, Grade 6

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Table Of Contents: Simple Machines in the Body

1. Simple Machines in the Body
We normally think about simple machines as tools that we use in our daily lives. However, there are also simple machines found in our bodies. Our arms and legs are types of levers where the elbow and kneecap serve as fulcrums. Our teeth work as wedges when they bite into food, such as an apple.