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Fifth graders participate in a review discussion of the parts of a lever, resistance or load, fulcrum, and effort. Next, they complete activities at six experiment stations while collecting data that they share with the class. While collecting the data they complete at attached Science Inquiry Packet entitled, "Levers.
5th Science 16 Views 47 Downloads
Simple Machines IV - Levers
The lever is an everyday simple machine. Youngsters learn the principles of levers and explore their many uses. Groups of pupils perform a simple lab where they lift objects with a fulcrum while placing the load in a variety of positions. They experiment with how much force needs to be exerted to lift the object based on it's position.
4th Science 14 Views 22 Downloads
Simple Machines - Levers
Fourth graders lift objects with the fulcrum and load in various positions and then experiment with how much force is exerted by the effort and load arms of the lever. They place 5 paper clips in the load and move the fulcrum to match provided scenarios.
4th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Changing Materials Without Touching - Levers, Actuators and Exciting Materials
Students change the properties of a material by applying heat and use the change to move a lever. In this simple machines lesson, students read and watch videos about levers and moving atoms. They create a lever using an actuator and electricity.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students brainstorm if they think that any lever would use the same amount of paperclips. They break into small groups and use a data sheet as well as a lever, Lego person, fulcrum, and some paperclips and prove what they think by taking data and then comparing what they cound with the rest of the groups.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
What Can We Lose? What Do We Lose as we Gain Force With A Lever?
Third graders view a demonstration of a teeter totter as a basis for assessing pre-knowledge of a lever. They create a KwL chart. Students work in small groups to conduct a variety of experiments. The first requires students to tie books into a bundle, and place the fulcrum and books at different locations along the lever.
3rd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
What is a Class One Lever?
Fifth graders understand what a lever is, how it works and what the parts of a lever are. In this first class lever lesson, 5th graders label pictures and design a lab lever. Students predict the outcome of experiments with their lever and record them.
5th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Way Levers Work
Fifth graders discover the rules by which the lever slants and balances. They determine that there are a great many tools that employ the lever principle even in their ordinary environments. They consider how to use objects easily after finding that it's really hard to lift a heavy object by hand.
5th Science 3 Views 24 Downloads
Levers - Weight Lifters
Learners investigate how levers help to lift heavy loads. They view and discuss examples of levers, explore various websites, experiment with the levers brought to the class, and watch the video for the book "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
2nd - 5th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
Levers: What Can Leverage Do For Me?
Students determine the identity of the three classes of levers while explaining how each works. They wait a video clip that shows uses for different types of levers and work as a class to write a KWL chart. Finally, they make a model fo a siege weapon that meets the specifications in the attached brief.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 32 Downloads
Levers and Wedges in the Human Body
Students identify the various parts of the body that serve as wedges and levers, identifying the fulcrum for each body lever. They bite into carrots and apples to analyze how their jaws and teeth work, then complete three worksheets that require investigating how different parts of their body work.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 52 Downloads
Lever as a Simple Machine
Students study the three different types of levers and develop a simple machine. In this levers and simple machines lesson plan, students look at different types of levers, and experiment with a ruler and a marshmallow to determine how they work.
2nd - 6th Science 55 Views 213 Downloads
First Class Lever Lab
In this first class lever worksheet, students investigate the mechanical advantage of this simple machine. Students change the effort arm and the resistance arm and calculate the resistance force, effort force and the mechanical advantage. Students complete 3 conclusion questions about their lab results.
8th - 10th Science 14 Views 90 Downloads
Levers and Pulleys
Seventeen pages of material leave you well-prepared to carry out this lesson on levers and pulleys. Photos and diagrams make the instructions clear; resource links provide additional information. The missing aspects of this teacher's guide are that specialized science equipment is required, such as a Vernier computer interface, and that student handouts are not furnished.
7th - 10th Science 10 Views 68 Downloads