Through Kids Eyes: Watch the Video Recap of Omega's 2016 Machines in Motion Tour

Recently, and for the third year in a row, Omega Design hosted an all-day, hands-on tour at its facility for approximately 80 local students and teachers.

Omega's Machines in Motion tour was designed around the six simple machines (pulleys, levers, wedges, screws, inclined planes and wheels and axles), which are the simplest mechanisms that use mechanical advantage (or leverage) to multiply force. By rotating students in small groups through a series of stations, the third graders saw how the simple machines that they have been learning about in class are combined to produce more complex machines.

The Machines in Motion Tour is part of Omega's larger strategy focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curricula, community outreach and workforce development.

Machines in Motion video:

Six simple machines