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Simple Machines

Fourth graders discover the principles and uses of gears noting that they can be used to change the direction of motion or the speed of an object. They may also change the force and/or distance through which an object turns. They then brainstorm to come up with every day examples of simple machines.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th
Subjects
Physics
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Fine Print