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Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies

Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While studying the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.

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Grade
3rd - 5th
Subjects
Engineering
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
Technology
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