Lesson Plan

Simple Machines – Dog Gone It!

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How can people use simple machines to solve real-world STEM problems? Learn about simple machines using a hands-on, project-based learning activity. First, pupils investigate and evaluate simple machines. Then, they receive a task that requires them to use simple machines to design and build a solution before testing their prototypes and evaluating their success.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite other staff members or community members to evaluate projects in a competition setting to motivate learners
  • Extend learning by having students apply the techniques to other real-world problems
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires materials not all classrooms contain
  • Great STEM engineering design challenge
  • Focuses on real-life problem to engage learners
  • Provides alternate activities and resources
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