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Plane Pretenders

Students examine simple machines evaluating a screw as an inclined plane. In this simple machines activity, students use nuts and bolts and a microscopic vantage point to discover how to find an inclined plane. Students measure the distances between threads of a nut or a bolt. Students calculate for threads per millimeter on the bolt.

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Resource Details

4th - 8th
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet