This guided science unit all about simple and complex machines is intended for primary grade classrooms or older students reading on lower grade levels.
With vocabulary activities, a scavenger hunt, reading passages, writing responses, comprehension questions, and a STEM challenge, your students will be highly engaged and motivated to learn!
Featuring simplified text, this science and technology unit provides students with exposure to academic language in an easy to read manner. With a full lesson plan and ideas for differentiation, this unit can be used with your whole class or with small groups. Use it during your science period, as an integrated cross-curricular reading lesson, or as an independent study for gifted students.
Addresses NGSS Standards 3-5-ETS1.
Lesson Plan and Teaching Guide
Building Background Chart
Vocabulary Picture Cards
Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt
Interactive Reading Passages
STEM Challenge Teacher Page
STEM Challenge Student Pages
This unit can be printed for interactive notebooks, projected, or shared digitally with students via Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Please note that this unit is intended for one classroom only. For department or grade-level use, please purchase additional licenses.
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