Use this resource to teach your students about simple machines and
how they work. The types of simple machines covered are:
levers, wedges, screws, wheels & axles, pulleys, and inclined planes.
What is included:
There are two, nine page mini-books in black & white. Each
book contains information on what a simple machine is, the six
types of simple machines listed above, and a glossary of terms. The
books provide the same basic information about the
different types of simple machines but one is written on a higher
level and includes more details.
- Sorting Activity: (includes answer key)
This activity comes in COLOR and BLACK & WHITE!
Included are six header cards (levers, wedges, screws, wheels & axles, pulleys,
and inclined planes) and 6 simple machine sorting cards for each type of
**There is also a 2 page cut and paste sorting activity included.
- Flip Flap Books:
There is a flip flap book for each type of simple machine.
(levers, wedges, screws, wheels & axles, pulleys, and inclined planes).
Students write underneath the flaps to describe the simple machine and give
examples of each type.
- Venn Books:
There are five Venn books. Students can compare & contrast.
**There is also a blank Venn book included.
- Scavenger Hunt: (includes answer key)
A 10 question simple machine fact scavenger hunt. The question worksheet
comes in 2 forms. The simple machine scavenger cards come in COLOR and
BLACK & WHITE.