Simple Machines Make Things Go

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Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials are a must-have for any elementary science teacher.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this resource to build a physical science unit on forces and motion
  • Complete each workbook in its entirety, or pick and choose specific worksheets and activities to supplement into your instruction
  • Implement these worksheets and activities as a series of science learning centers
  • Allow children to work in small groups when designing and building their simple machine vehicles
Classroom Considerations
  • When building the simple machine vehicles, use tools and materials that are appropriate for the age level of your students
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  • Includes five different workbooks that engage children in learning about simple machines
  • Offers suggestions for cross-curricular activities that extend learning about simple machines
  • Provides ideas for involving parents and families in student learning
  • Each workbook comes with a brief description of the included materials and tips for implementing them
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