Unit Plan

Simple Machines

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Planning a unit on simple machines? Save some time and energy with this collection of lessons and activities that explores how these devices are used in the real world to make life a little easier. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow students to work collaboratively with a partner or small group when completing the activities and exercises in this unit
  • Bring in physical examples of the different types of simple machines to reinforce student learning
Classroom Considerations
  • This unit was designed with English language learners in mind, but can be used with any student populations
  • Resource is broken into three separate units, with five lessons in each
  • A PowerPoint presentation is provided for each of the three units
  • Activities and worksheets with answer keys are included with each lesson
  • Summative assessments are provided at the end of each unit and include a combination of multiple choice, matching, and free response questions
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