EUREKUS STEAM CURRICULUM - Simple Machines:
Most Innovative Hands On Project - US2020 STEM Mentoring Finalist!
Explore Simple Machines through Stop-Motion Animation. The Simply Machines Video Project engages learners in the exploration of how simple machines help us in our daily lives and throughout history. This stop-motion animation program is the “capstone” activity in our Simply Machines curriculum. It’s a fun and thoughtful way for students to synthesize and celebrate their knowledge utilizing collaborative art. This extensive Teaching Guide provides many tools to aid both teachers and students during the production. The PDF Teaching Guide also includes printable copies of our popular Simply Machines Trading Cards which provide both visual inspiration and rich learning content. This project builds creativity, critical thinking and community in imaginative ways.
- Discussion Notes
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Supply Lists
- Sample Student Videos
- Sample Student Stop-Motion Animation Sequence
- Storyboarding Handout
- Segment Ordering Handout
- Compiling & Editing Instructions
- Helpful Stop-Motion Animation Tutorial Links
- (80) Full-color Simply Machines Trading Cards to Print & Laminate
- NGSS & Common Core Standards
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