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This is a two week inquiry based science unit on simple machines. Students will learn what each of the six simple machines are and understand how each of them helps to make work easier.

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*printables
*2 week brief overview
*Detailed lesson plans
*Introduction of vocabulary words and a self check of current knowledge
* 6 simple machine project sheets for group work
* 6 teaching sheets for each simple machine
* Rubric for projects
* Experiment for each simple machine
* Comparing simple machines sheet
* Study Guide
* I have, who has game for review
* Assessment with answer key
* Vocabulary games
* Informational writing lesson
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Awesome unit! Very thorough and creative - THANKS!
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On  March 10, 2013,  Sandra R. said:
I am using it right now with my Simple Machine Unit
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On  February 28, 2013,  Buyer said:
I really cannot wait to use this unit in my classroom. I am working on force, friction, and work right now. I will be starting the actual six machines next week.
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On  February 25, 2013,  Buyer said:
start simple machines next week. great resource.
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this will be a great addition to my science unit!
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I can't wait to use this! It covers everything I need.
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Thanks so much!! Looking forward to using it in my classroom. :-)
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On  January 26, 2013,  Buyer said:
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Love this!! Thank you.
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On  January 20, 2013,  Lynn S. said:
very detailed, and super creative! Thank you
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On  January 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
WOW!! This has everything that I need to teach this unit. I love that the students present the information with their simple machine model!! Thank you!
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STEM:SIMPLE MACHINES: common core activities/ inquiry base
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STEM:SIMPLE MACHINES: common core activities/ inquiry base