Lesson Plan

Tree House Escape

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Use simple machines to escape from a tree house. Pupils learn about simple machines and how they are useful in everyday life in a STEM lesson. Groups then design a device to rescue a friend stuck in a tree house.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create a graphic organizer summarizing the simple machines
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure to consider any traumatic events learners may have had being stuck in trees or falling from trees
  • Activity requires supplying a variety of everyday materials
  • Includes several extension activities
  • Lesson plan has timing suggestions for smooth transitions
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