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Simple Machines I - Inclined Planes, Wedges, and Screws

For Teachers 4th
The principles and uses of inclined planes, screws, and wedges are the focus of a science lesson plan. In it, youngsters come up with every day examples of simple machines, and build an example of one in class. That project is then used...
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Machines

For Teachers 2nd
Designed for a lower elementary school classroom, this presentation on simple machines is a wonderful way to introduce this topic. The resource begins by identifying and defining the six types of simple machines, and then goes on to...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Simple machines and the relationship between work and force are defined. Inclined planes, the wheel and axle, pulleys, levers, wedges, and screws are detailed. This video consists entirely of typed white print appearing across a purple...
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Pyramid Building: How to Use a Wedge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the simple machine of a wedge. For this wedge lesson, students test wedges on different materials including wax, soap, clay and foam. They learn how a wedge was used to build the ancient pyramid and modern day skyscrapers.
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Sunken Millions Simple Machines

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
This PowerPoint includes a quiz show game in which two teams compete for points received by answering questions about simple machines. The content reviewed includes the types of simple machines, identifying examples of simple machines...
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Applied Science - Technology (1B) Pre Lab

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore simple machines. In this technology lesson, 1st graders review pulleys, levers, wedges, and ramps. They experiment with lifting items with and without these simple machines. 
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Brown Paper Bag Simple Machine

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore simple machines.  In this simple machines science lesson, students work with a partner to identify what kind of simple machine is represented by a variety of household objects placed in paper bags.  Students write down...
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You are Uniquely You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast simple machines and their functions. In this cross-curriculum science simple machines lesson plan, students observe examples and read about simple machines, then use body movement to demonstrate how...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the concepts of force and effort by observing simple machines. In this physics lesson, students attempt to sharpen a pencil without any help, bite into an orange with their lips curled over their teeth, and other...
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Simple Machines - Museum of Science and Industry

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this museum student guide worksheet, students make a mini-book about simple machines to be used during a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry. They locate the exhibits that demonstrate the wedge, inclined plane, screw, lever,...
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Understanding Simple Machines

For Students 5th - 7th
In this simple machines worksheet, students read about various types of simple machines. They then use what they learned to answer 17 questions. The answers are on the last page.
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Simple Machines

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this simple machine worksheet, students review the definitions of different simple machines including levers, wheels, and inclined planes. Students match the 7 words to their definitions and then place the words in to a word puzzle.
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Simple Machines Stations!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the principles and uses of an inclined plane, screw, and wedge and identify examples of simple machines. They rotate through three experiment stations, complete a worksheet for each station, and read a handout...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a Power Point presentation to relate to their study of simple machines. They create a title page, a page introducing six simple machines, slides explaining real world use to each simple machine and import pictures...
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Simple Machines in the Home

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore simple machines used in the home. In this simple machines lesson, students discover that many household items are constructed from simple machines. Students interact with nutcrackers, peelers, egg slicers, and egg beaters.
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Household Tools

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore parts of a system. In this simple machines lesson plan, students discover that simple machines are composed of two or more systems. Young scholars examine household tools and assess the parts of the system.
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research simple machines. In this simple machines lesson, students explore the many types of simple machines such as the lever, pulley, and screw. Students discover simple machines in the classroom.
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Simple Machines Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this simple machines worksheet, students match the simple machine to its definition. Students then identify the pictures by the type of machine it represents. This worksheet has 6 matching and 12 fill in the blank questions.
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Forces That Move Objects

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this forces worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by writing in examples of simple machines that can apply forces to move objects.
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Organizer
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What Are Simple Machines?

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this simple machines worksheet, students categorizes examples of simple machines as either changing strength, changing direction, or both. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Machines: Not So Simple

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Pupils examine the names and images of simple machines in a matching activity. They build a simple machine using K'NEX before taking and printing out a digital picture of their example. They complete five station activities based on...
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Simple Machines/Technology/ Force

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study and define force. They determine that the cause of movement is pushing or pulling which are the types of force used when operating simple machines. They experiment to determine which object requires the most amount of...
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Levers and Pulleys and Gears, Oh My!

For Teachers 2nd
Students explore the difference between compound and simple machines in this six lessons of this unit. The purpose and importance of a variety of types of simple machines and the effects of friction are investigated.
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Simple Machines or Are They?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this science activity, students examine and discuss ten examples of simple machines to understand how they work and then color them.