Sixth graders explore simple machines. They identify tools and machines that are used in everyday life. Students examine the purpose and uses of everyday tools. They create a tool or machine that can be used to solve a problem.
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Simple Machines Design Project
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ever wonder what it would be like to be Rube Goldberg for a day? Scholars learn about simple machines and how combining them creates complex machines in a STEM activity. They use everyday materials to build machines to ring a bell along...
3rd - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Using Excel and Simple Machines to Give Students a Feel for Work, Force, and Distance Interactions
Use Excel-generated graphs after experimenting with a simple pulley device, in order to demonstrate the relationship between work, force, and distance. The graphs help to illustrate the concepts that learners uncover during the experiment.
5th - 7th Science