What's New

Minor improvements.

App Description

Explore the playful side of physics!

Experiment with levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheel and axles, and screws. Discover the invisible forces at work. Alter and test machines to destroy a castle, make music, send satellites into orbit, and more!

“I just love how apps like these get kids genuinely excited about science." — COOL MOM TECH

*** App Store Editor's Choice ***
*** Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner ***

Simple Machines is No. 4 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. Each Explorer’s Library app lets kids explore the invisible and awesome wonders of STEM. Kids (and kids at heart!) develop foundational science literacy.

Features:
* Explore 6 simple machines: levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheel and axles, and screws.
* Experiment with real world physics.
* Alter each machine.
* Learn about force and motion, actions and reactions, inputs and outputs, conservation of energy, mechanical advantages, and tradeoffs.
* Sophisticated sound design rewards experimentation.
* Original artwork by James Gilleard.
* Learn new vocabulary in 40+ languages with interactive labels.
* Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
* Entertaining for kids and adults alike — play and learn together!
* Get free activity sheets at tinybop.com.

FREE handbook
Our expert-reviewed handbook is full of facts, interaction hints, and discussion questions to support learning in this app, in the classroom or at home. Download in your app or at: http://tinybop.com/handbooks.

Privacy Policy
We take your and your child’s privacy seriously. We do not collect or share personal information about your child. We do not allow any third-party advertising.

When the camera, microphone, and other services are used within an app, your information is not collected or distributed outside of the app.

Read our complete privacy policy at tinybop.com.

Tinybop, Inc. is a Brooklyn-based studio of designers, engineers, and artists. We make toys for tomorrow. We’re all over the internet.
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 20, 2015 Initial release
  • May 21, 2015 New version 1.0.1
  • May 21, 2015 New version 1.0.0
  • May 28, 2015 New version 1.0.2
  • July 17, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • July 30, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • September 19, 2015 New version 1.0.3
  • October 17, 2015 New version 1.0.4
  • December 06, 2015 New version 1.0.5
  • December 21, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • January 05, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • March 15, 2016 New version 1.0.6
  • November 05, 2016 New version 1.0.8