Simple Machines, Odd Machine
Students create a Rube Goldberg type cartoon and research an invention. In this art inspired instructional activity students create their own cartoon and research inventions on the Internet.
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Simple Machines - Wheel and Axle
Upper graders are shown an example of a wheel and axle through which they will each make a pinwheel. They are given instructions on how to complete their pinwheel step-by-step, one pinwheel per group. They try out their pinwheels to see...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Move It! With Simple Machines
Students explore engineering by participating in a mechanical class activity. In this simple machines lesson, students identify many simple machines that allow them to perform tasks easily each day. Students collaborate in small groups...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Art of Simple Machines
Students investigate the inventions of simple machines in our past and how they affect us today. In this engineering lesson, students discover who Rube Goldberg was and his ideas about complicated machines performing very simple tasks....
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts