This simple machines unit provides a variety of activities to engage your students in hands-on learning. It meets the demands of 20th century standards with activities that provide space for communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Here are the concepts covered in this unit:
- DEFINING SIMPLE MACHINES - Students participate in several activities that promote the understanding of the six simple machines and examples of each.
- SIMPLE MACHINE STORY SHEETS -- Students will read passages that discuss simple machines found in the real world. Students will draw 3 examples for each simple machine.
- STEM CENTERS - Students engage in STEM with center task cards for each simple machine. STEM design worksheet is provided.
- SCAVENGER HUNT- Students will show their mastery of simple machines in school or at home during a scavenger hunt. Students will list their findings on a recording sheet.
- MAGAZINE HUNT - Students will look for everyday examples of simple machines in magazines. Students will cut out and paste their findings in a simple machine book.
- SIMPLE MACHINE SCENARIOS - Students will determine the simple machine being described based on the clues given.
- IDENTIFY THE SIMPLE MACHINE - Students will identify the real world objects listed as one of the six simple machines. (Some items listed are compound machines).
- ASSESSMENT WITH ANSWER KEY AND STUDY GUIDE - A study guide is provided that matches the simple machines test. An answer key is also provided.
Here is what you will get with this 76 page download
- 12 Colorful Simple Machines Anchor Charts
- 12 Activity/Lesson/Center Ideas
- Simple Machines Task Cards with Recording Sheet and Answer Key
- Simple Machines Memory/Matching Game (color and black and white cards provided)
- Simple Machines Interactive Journal Page
- 6 Real World Story Passages with Opportunities to Draw 3 Simple Machines on each (color and black and white pages are provided)
- 6 STEM Center Cards with Materials List (color and black and white cards provided)
- STEM Design Plan Worksheet
- Scavenger Hunt Recording Sheet for School
- Scavenger Hunt Recording Sheet for Home
- Simple Machines Magazine Hunt Booklet
- Simple Machine Passages with Clues Worksheet and Answer Key
- Real World Identification of Items as Simple Machines Worksheet and Answer Key
- Simple Machines Study Guide
- Simple Machines Test
- Simple Machines Answer Key
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