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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
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 4 Views 53 Downloads
Potential, kinetic, projectile, and motion; four words that are like music to a child's ears. Enthusiastic engineers discuss potential and kinetic energy, projectile motion, force, levers, and torque. Then, they play with several objects to observe how each of these things works, on their own and together.
3rd - 6th Science 75 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
We Have Work to Do!
An excellent lesson awaits your young scientists! In it, learners are invited to explore the world of pulleys, levers, and planes; simple machines that make lifting heavy things much, much easier. They watch video, and engage in hands-on activities that allow them to lift heavy things by using these simple machines.
K - 2nd Science 16 Views 44 Downloads
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 17 Views 48 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 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 11 Views 68 Downloads
Can a Mouse Lift an Elephant?
Read Just a Little Bit, by Ann Tompert as an introduction to levers. Discuss playground seesaws and then turn learners loose to experiment with the placement of a fulcrum. Their goal is to determine where to place it in order to lift ten pounds.
4th - 6th Science 7 Views 36 Downloads
Let's Move It!
Students create a simple machine that includes a cart and lever system that could have been used to build the ancient pyramids. In this simple machine lesson, students learn about the wheel and the axle as simple machines that help transport materials.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 48 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 instructional activity, 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
Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Instructions for series of six activites, a reading of scientific literature, and a choice of six assessments await you in this physics resource. Well-written plans guide you in guiding your pupils to experiment with levers, pulleys, rolling marbles, springs, and more.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
Simple machines are fascinating for kids! This short, but effective presentation goes into the six types of simple machines: the pulley, the lever, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, and the screw. The slides give examples of each, and discuss how they are used.
2nd - 3rd Science 11 Views 50 Downloads
Simple Machines, Odd Machines
Students recognize and identify common objects that can be used as a lever. In this simple machines lesson, students experiment with materials to design and construct a machine that uses a lever. Students also design and build a catapult.
4th - 8th Science 50 Views 306 Downloads
Wheeling It In!
Learners use everyday materials (milk cartons, water bottles, pencils, straws, candy) to build a small-scale transportation device that incorporates the wheel and axle and the lever. They race their carts/trucks, measure distance, time and weight, and calculate speed.
3rd - 5th Science 11 Views 31 Downloads