Monday, January 5, 2009

A Fun Way to Teach about Simple Machines

First, discuss and demonstrate simple machines: lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, and pulley. 

Next, have each student make a list of simple machines in their home, classroom or during a field trip to the mall or science museum. Have the student categorize the items found according to the type of simple machine it is, using my Simple Machines worksheet. Remember, an item can be more than one simple machine!

For more activities on simple machines, check my Simple Machines Unit Study.

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