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Six Simple Machines
Science Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
J.P. Taylor

This song is available on J.P. Taylor's Singin' Songs of Science 3.

An infectious, reggae-style introduction to the six simple machines. Great to introduce a unit and to reinforce recall of the names of the machines and their basic functions.

If you’ve got to do some work
There’s a way to make it easier
Get a simple machine
To help you do it
You can get it done
And it just might be some fun
With a simple machine
Yeah, a simple machine

The six simple machines are easy to remember
There’s the wheel and axle, the wedge, and the screw
The inclined plane and lever are there to help you do the job
And the pulley’s standing by to pull you through
If you need to lift some thing

Up to a higher place
There’s a simple machine
To help you do it
You could slide it up an inclined plane
You could raise it with a pulley
Now you know what I mean
Get a simple machine


If you need to split some thing
A wedge will help you do it
If you need to join two things
A screw with work for you
If it’s on too tight
And you really need to pry it off
Go get a lever to help it
Do the job with you

(Chorus 2x)



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Many thanks to J.P. Taylor for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
© J.P. Taylor. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


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