This full no prep foldable lesson is a great review or wrap up for your unit covering simple machines, lever, screw, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, and wheel and axle. You simply provide the handouts; your students will create a fun flip flap foldable with their definitions, artwork, and real life examples.
Lesson includes a fun flip flap style foldable perfect for interactive notebooks or science journals! Students create a review booklet that when complete includes a definition of each of the six common simple machines, a drawing of each simple machine, and three real life examples of each simple machine. Also included is a storage pouch to store the booklet securely in the interactive notebook or science journal. This lesson does require that students have knowledge of the six common simple machines and can provide definitions and examples of each type. If you haven’t introduced this topic yet, you and your students may enjoy my full simple machines and work lesson that includes a PowerPoint, foldable, KWL chart, and fun QR code video activities. You can check it out by clicking the link below.
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In this lesson you get a full student foldable, and complete assembly instructions with tips on how the lesson has worked best in my class. You also get free downloads of the fonts used to create the lesson! All fonts used are 100% rights cleared and you can use them in any lessons you create (both personal and lessons you plan to sell)! This lesson was created for upper elementary and middle school students and is a great simple machines wrap up or test review activity.
This lesson is complete and ready to teach today! All you need to do is make photocopies of the foldables! Would work perfectly for a sub if desired!
This lesson covers common core concepts as well as Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Highly engaging, high level thinking activities make this lesson great as a fun review for your unit test, standardized testing, or just a cool foldable to add to your interactive notebooks.
Concepts covered include the six most common simple machines. Lesson is approximately one to two class periods in length. As a point of reference I teach a 50 minute class and generally complete the foldable in two days. My students really enjoy the drawing aspect of this lesson so I give them a little more time for art and decorating their interactive notebook. If you’re pressed for time this lesson can be completed in one class period. Created by Mister Science.
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Common Core Standards addressed in this lesson:
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
This standard is met when students follow instructions to complete definitions, examples, and create original artwork covering the six common simple machines. This standard is further met when students follow instructions to complete the foldable and the storage pouch.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
This standard is met when students define key terms and further define them with original artwork and real life examples.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
This standard is met when students define the common simple machines and then use that information to create a visual representation of those answers.
For my fellow Texans:
This lab addresses the following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science
(C) collect and record data using the International System of Units (SI) and qualitative means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers
This standard is met when students complete a foldable that include graphics and short answer writing assignments.
(E) analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data, and predict trends.
This standard is met when students analyze the basic simple machines then identify and explain the type of simple machine observed in a real life situation (such as a doorknob representing a wheel and axle).
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