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Simple Machines, Odd Machine
Students create a Rube Goldberg type cartoon and research an invention. In this art inspired lesson plan students create their own cartoon and research inventions on the Internet.
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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
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