First graders study and describe simple machines such as the hammer, screwdriver, nutcracker, bottle opener and scissors and select the appropriate tool for a particular type of work.
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An Introduction to Simple Machines
Students investigate simple machines and their uses in everyday life. In this scientific method instructional activity, students examine physical tools such as wedges, screws, and levers using a "how does it work" approach. Students...
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Newton's Second Law of Motion with Simple Machines
First graders study Newton's Second Law of Motion before demonstrating the concept with a simple machine. They sing a song about speed, force, mass, and acceleration. They use simple machines to demonstrate how objects that have a higher...