Simple Machines Worksheet

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Simplify students' lives with this physical science note-taking guide. From inclined planes to moveable pulleys, this resource supports young scientists with defining each type of simple machine while identifying their mechanical advantage and real-world applications.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • In small groups have students research and present about different simple machines, using this resource to take notes on each others presentations
  • Provide the completed graphic organizer as a reference document during a physical science unit on simple machines
  • Use this worksheet to support a scavenger hunt activity in which students look for examples of simple machines in the classroom and/or at home
  • Both a blank and a completed version of the graphic organizer are provided
  • Includes images that show real-life examples of the simple machines described in the graphic organizer
  • Provides easy-to-understand definitions of each simple machine
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