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Rescuing Whales

Eighth graders design a lifting mechanism to rescue whales. They review types of simple machines and calculate the effort and load forces for three different circumstances. They create solutions for a scenario and explain their choices for the solutions. They construct a lifting mechanism, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses, and present to the class.

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Resource Details

Grade
8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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Included Materials
  • Worksheet