This zip file contains materials for middle school science lessons on the design and functions of the lever as part of a unit on simple and compound machines, and energy. The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
SMARTboard .notebook presentation, including a short hands-on student mini-lab experiment (8 slides)
PowerPoint version of same presentation (8 slides)
2 homework and/or class activity assignments
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson. Presentations include links to related YouTube videos to increase student engagement (I can help you use YouTube videos in your class, even if your network blocks such sites, just ask).
Download SMARTboard's Notebook software (it's like PPT) for free at smarttech.com (Downloads section).
Download my entire 'Machines & Energy' unit here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Simple-Machines-Energy-FULL-UNIT-73-Files-16Lessons-Lab-Experiments-Videos