EUREKUS STEAM CURRICULUM - Simple Machines:
STEM Lesson + Art Project!
Come explore pulleys through puppetry! Our Pulley Puppets projects is a fun and robust learning activity in our STEAM and Maker-based curriculum, Simply Machines. Pulley Puppets fuses an investigation of simple machines with history, art making and storytelling. This PDF Teaching Guide includes an extensive learning lesson regarding pulley systems and classical mechanics which is reinforced through an exciting kinetic art project. There are detailed step-by-step photo Instructables and many examples of student art for fun inspiration. The project includes opportunities to extend literacy investigations as students animate their creations through the development of characters, settings and plays.
- STEM Learning Lesson & Discussion Notes
- Key Vocabulary
- Historical Tidbits
- Art Project Instructables (with ease-to-follow photos!)
- Supply Lists & Ordering Links
- Samples of Student Work
- Literacy Extension Project
- NGSS & Common Core Standards
- Additional Resource Links
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