Unit Plan

Simple Machines

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Simple doesn't mean useless. Individuals learn how simple machines benefit the user by changing the amount of effort. A seven-lesson unit begins with an overview of simple machines and then incorporates activities that allow the user to interact with each type individually. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners keep glossaries of new vocabulary for reference
  • Display an example of each different simple machine type for reference throughout the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Offers several activities that require time to collect and prepare materials
  • Includes a complete set of lessons for studying simple machines
  • Uses graphic organizers to summarize material
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