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Simple Machines Design a Carnival Attraction

Brain Ninjas
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Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Description

Use this STEM/STEAM task to help your students develop problem solving skills while demonstrating their knowledge of pulleys, levers, wedges, screws, inclined planes and wheels & axles. Students design a carnival attraction using the different simple machines. This is the perfect design thinking or project based learning activity to assess what students have learned.

This product includes:

  • project instructions with a step by step guide to getting started
  • project based learning tips and tricks
  • student task sign up sheet
  • planning pages for individuals or groups(so you can differentiate)
  • checklists to keep students on track (no pun intended)
  • assessment pages along with student reflection opportunities
  • photographs of student examples
  • advice from our students
  • marking guides

Students should have basic understandings of simple machines. They were designed and tested with fourth graders. Thank you to our guinea pigs all over Alberta. Engagement was through the roof and teachers praised the project for its connections to 21st century learning competencies.

Suggested materials for completing these tasks are: grooved wheels, yarn or string, cardboard, chopsticks, straws, stir sticks, bottle caps, lids, bottle caps, glue sticks, hot glue/glue gun, tape, paper clips, metal fasteners, cylindrical shaped objects all of the same size, wooden stir sticks, elastic bands, scrap paper, strong scissors, cardboard rolls (paper towel rolls), binders, boxes, something to roll up and down the ramp (eg. a toy car), marshmallows, toothpicks and any other recycled materials you can find!

These activities align with:

  • the Alberta Program of Studies-Grade 4 Science (Wheels and Levers or Building Devices that Move)
  • the new Grade 4 Alberta Science Curriculum due out sometime in the future?

These activities support science concepts from these provinces and territories:

  • Saskatchewan: FM5.1 Analyze the effects of...mechanical forces... Grade 4
  • British Columbia and Yukon Territory: Simple Machines and their Forces Grade 5
  • Northwest Territories: Pulleys and Gears Grade 4
  • Manitoba: Forces and Simple Machines Grade 5
  • broad enough to be used with any basic simple machines unit.

Please check the preview for the Table of Contents as it lists the specific challenges.

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What our customers have said about this product:

***I LOVED this!! It was so much fun for my students and they took so much pride with the project!! (Thank Marie W!)

***A great project! Students were engaged and loved it! (Thanks Kerri M!)

Thank you for your consideration! Happy building from the Brain Ninjas!

Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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