This simple machine: inclined plane and cart is used in education to provide students with hands-on experience with the fundamental concepts of work, force, and energy. This precision-made wooden model demonstrates how machines can reduce work, change the direction of a force, and turn potential energy into kinetic energy. The inclined plane has built in grooves in the track for the cart. The cart has a shallow indent for adding additional mass. The model includes a detailed teacher’s guide, and measures approximately 16½” x 3”.Educational products, manipulatives, and kits incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use educational kits, products, and manipulatives alongside math, science, literacy, and STEM curriculum to demonstrate concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities.