Tools, Machines, and Materials Teacher Resources

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Simple Machines

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Planning an elementary science unit has never been simpler! These twelve lessons guide young scientists through an exploration of simple machines and their many uses in the real world before asking them to apply their learning in the...
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Simple Machines III - Pulleys

For Teachers 4th
The principles behind pulleys, levers, and simple machines are the focus of a science lesson. In it, learners take part in a whole-class activity. There are two groups of pupils who each must lift objects with fixed pulleys and multiple...
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Tools, Technologies and Inventions through the years

For Teachers 5th
5th graders will gain an understanding of how, what, and why people invent tools. This PowerPoint provides a complete description of what tools are, types of tools, why we make tools and what impact they have had on society. There are...
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Materials

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss resources needed for technology to work, such as tools ad machines, materials, information, energy, people, capital and time. They also dicuss and describe types of familiar materials. Pupils discuss the types of...
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Simple Machines: Force and Motion

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Get things moving with this elementary science unit on simple machines. Through a series of nine lessons including teacher demonstrations, hands-on activities, and science experiments, young scientists learn about forces, motion, and...
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Identify and use Simple Machines

For Teachers K
Students are exposed to simple machines and their uses. In this everyday tools lesson, students watch a demonstration on how a lever, pulley, ramp, and wheel works. Students are given the opportunity to use hands-on techniques to explore...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners create a pyramid design based on the 6 simple machines that they are introduced to. In this simple machines lesson plan, students are introduced to the wedge, wheel and axle, inclined plane, screw, and pulley.
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Function Machine

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Machines can be so helpful sometimes. A simple interactive has learners enter input values for a function machine and observe output values. These values help determine a function that represents the input-output relationship in the...
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Linear Function Machine

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What goes in must come out! Learners play with a function machine to determine the correct function. They enter input values and watch as the machine produces the output.
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Move It! With Simple Machines

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars participate in a culminating activity for a unit on Energy and Simple Machines. They are challenged to incorporate simple machines in to a complex mechanical system. While designing and testing their machine they will...
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Compound Machines

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners design and create a compound machine. In this simple and compound machines lesson plan, students review different types of simple and compound machines and think about tasks they complete everyday that would be simpler if they...
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Engineering: Simple Machines

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in activities to examine how simple machines help build things. They identify the six types of simple machines. They discover how simple machines where use historically to build pyramids and how they are still...
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Simple Machines I

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify six simple machines, including inclined plane, wedge, screw, lever, wheel and axle, and pulley, describe attributes of each machine, and design, in jigsaw groups, their own simple machines capable of moving brick.
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Identifying and Using Tools

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How can you teach a person about technology and engineering if he has never been exposed to the tools and devices used to create and construct? Learners with visual impairments examine a number of common tools, such as hammers, wrenches,...
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Machines, Tools, and Inventions

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work with vocabulary words associated with tools and their actions. In this tool vocabulary lesson, students examine a worksheet that shows tasks that need to be completed. They tell what tool or implement could be used to...
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Simple Machines In Action

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name and recognize six types of simple machines. They use their research to design an amusement park ride that features different types of simple machines. Students create a brochure about their ride and how it works. Simple...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders apply what they have learned to develop an understanding of compound machines. They demonstrate this understanding by scavenging across their school campus looking for devices that encompass compound machines to make the...
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Tools and Machines for Work: Saving your Energy

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students consider how tools and machines can make work easier. They examine specific tools for making work easier.
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An Introduction to Simple Machines

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars investigate simple machines and their uses in everyday life.  In this scientific method lesson, students examine physical tools such as wedges, screws, and levers using a "how does it work" approach.  Young scholars...
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Work it Out: Simple Machines

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify simple machines and how they make work much simpler. They watch videos, and participate in hands-on activities.
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My Machine

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore how simple machines can affect their health and lifestyle. In addition, 3rd graders use their knowledge of simple machines to build a unique machine.
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Machines Help

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders review the six simple machines, and locate simple machines on the school grounds. They chart what machines are found and how they are used to make tasks possible.
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Challenger's Lost Lessons - The Lost Simple Machines Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners investigate the characteristics of simple machines. In this simple machine lesson, students investigate work as a product of applying constant force. They answer questions about what happens on Earth and what may have happened...