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Curated OER

#### Simple Machines III - Pulleys

For Teachers 4th
The principles behind pulleys, levers, and simple machines are the focus of a science instructional activity. In it, learners take part in a whole-class activity. There are two groups of pupils who each must lift objects with fixed...
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#### Levers and Pulleys

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Seventeen pages of material leave you well-prepared to carry out this lesson on levers and pulleys. Photos and diagrams make the instructions clear; resource links provide additional information. The missing aspects of this teacher's...
AP Test Prep
College Board

#### 2015 AP® Physics 1 Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
It's rare for even 40 percent of test takers to pass the AP Physics 1 exam. Improve those odds for young scientists with the help of actual free response questions covering topics from free body diagrams to velocity. The College Board...
Lesson Plan
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#### Inclined Plane and Pulley

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how inclined plane and pulleys make work easier. In this physics lesson, students calculate work done and mechanical advantage of both simple machines. They collect data from the experiment and construct graphs.
Lesson Plan
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#### Powerful Pulleys

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the building of a pyramid and how pulleys were used to change the direction of applied force. They demonstrate the mechanical advantage of using a pulley and apply it to modern engineering.
Lesson Plan
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#### TE Activity: Pulley'ing Your Own Weight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with common objects such as spools, string and soap to determine how pulleys make it easier to move large objects. They look at the difference between fixed and movable pulleys. They examine the many uses engineers...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Instructions for series of six activites, a reading of scientific literature, and a choice of six assessments await you in this physics resource. Well-written plans guide you in guiding your pupils to experiment with levers, pulleys,...
Lesson Plan
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#### Simple Machines

For Teachers 5th
Here is an inventive plan that should get your young scientists excited! In it, groups of pupils test out the work done by six different simple machines. The machines are: the wedge, the lever, the inclined plane, the pulley, the screw,...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Block and Tackle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you easily lift more than your own weight? With a pulley system, almost anyone can manage this challenge. Scholars adjust the mechanical advantage (number of pulleys), weight of object being lifted, and the length of rope pulled. The...
Worksheet
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#### Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Heat

For Students 9th - 12th
The laws of thermodynamics raise the temperature in your classroom when physics pupils complete this worksheet! They demonstrate their understanding by calculating specific heat capacity, final temperature, amount of work done, and more....
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#### Simple Machines III - Pulleys

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to a spring scale to show that the forces on both sides of the pulley are the same. They break into groups to lift objects with fixed pulleys and with multiple looped pulleys and then measure the force...
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#### Simple Machines Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
Lesson Plan
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#### Pulleys and Gears

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze an engineering problem. They contrast paper and pencil mastery of concepts with hands-on mastery. They present their design and rationale behind it, whether it works or not.
Worksheet
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#### Simple Machines

For Students 6th - 8th
For this physics worksheet, students use the clues given on the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle on simple machines. There are 18 clues to solve in the puzzle.
Unit Plan
Chicago Children's Museum

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Mr Gym

#### Aerial Soccer

For Teachers K - 6th
Take a look at this game! It sounds like so much fun. Players throw soft balls at a large ball that is suspended on a rope between two basketball hoops. The goal is to throw the smaller soft balls at and hit the larger ball to propel it...
PPT
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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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#### Farming in the 1930's

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars research and conduct experiments with several types of simple machines. They examine levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wheels, axles, wedges and screws and then consider the physics behind "Green Eggs and Ham".
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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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Agriculture in the Classroom

#### Six Kinds Do It All

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Teach young engineers that all machines, no matter how complicated or complex, are made up of just six simple devices with this hands-on physical science lesson. Using the included templates, students first create paper models of...
Lesson Plan
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#### Simple Machines IV - Levers

For Teachers 4th
The lever is an everyday simple machine. Youngsters learn the principles of levers and explore their many uses. Groups of pupils perform a simple lab where they lift objects with a fulcrum while placing the load in a variety of...
Interactive
Magic of Physics

#### Moving Toy Mechanisms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who says playing around in class is a bad idea? Precocious physicists engage in building mechanisms that include cams, gears, pulleys, and levers using an interactive lesson. After completing toy tutorials about each topic, users build a...
Worksheet
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#### Physics 210

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this physics 210 worksheet, students calculate the frequency of oscillation of several word problems provided. Students find the lowest 5 modes of oscillation in each system presented.
Activity
Science Companion

#### Simple Machines Design Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...