Lesson 2

The Ramp icon The Ramp or Inclined Plane

Have you ever been hiking and followed a trail that went back and forth?

Or traveled up a mountain along winding roads called switchbacks?

Have you seen people move heavy objects up a ramp instead of lifting them directly upward?

These are all examples of an inclined plane. An inclined plane is a simple machine which allows us to raise an object with less effort than if we lifted it directly upward.

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With your lab partner, generate a list of inclined planes which you have seen or used. Record this in your lab packet.