Science Theatre

Simple Machines

Simple machines may be simple, but they do amazing work. By using levers, pulleys, wheels, and axles, inclined planes, screws and wedges, students will understand relationships between force, load, and work. This lesson demonstrates how to fly, float, twirl, slide, and elevate objects using simple machines to make your work easier.

Presentation Information
  • Designed for students in grades 3-5
  • STEM Tours support academic standards
  • STEM Tours include a 30-minute demonstration, a 30-minute lab experience and 1-hour in our newly renovated science exhibits
  • The Science Theater seats 100 people
  • All groups must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or adult leader
Pricing Structure
  • $8 per student for groups of 30 or more
  • No additional adults can be accommodated

To book a STEM Tour, please call Sheila at (423) 648-6040 or Abigail at (423) 648-6045. Please make reservations 2-3 weeks in advance.

Creative Discovery Museum's Shop is excited to offer groups a choice of two special keepsake bundles!

  • 1 CDM logo cup
  • 1 CDM small sticker
  • 1 CDM pencil OR 1 3D T-Rex Postcard
  • 1 CDM bag of magnet stones
  • 1 CDM logo cup
  • 1 CDM pencil OR 1 3D T-Rex Postcard

All items are subject to change according to availability.              

Please order your bundles at least five days in advance of your tour. Keepsake bundles must be paid for prior to your tour.

To order: Call the Museum shop at (423) 756-2738, ext. 276. Or you can download a copy of the order form and submit your order via fax at (423) 267-9344.