Special Note: This activity can be found in a larger bundle! If you have purchased the Gnome’s Path Home-Simple Machines Matching and Task Card Activity Bundle
bundle then you already have this set as well. I added this set to that bundle as a bonus set. Please redownload that set if you have already purchased it!
This is a differentiated activity that consists of 3 task cards. The first two tasks are easier. Task #1 and #2 require students to complete a 9 card matching activity that reviews 8 simple machine related vocabulary words each. Both of these tasks are a great option for students who may get overwhelmed with too many vocabulary cards at one time. It is also a good option to use if you do not have as much time. Task #3 will be easier for students to do if they have completed tasks #1 and #2. See matching activity directions below.
Task #3 will require students to complete an 18 card matching task that reviews 17 simple machine related vocabulary words. This is a great option for students who love a challenge! You may choose to let some or all of your students start with this task.
Students will find the path to the Christmas presents by completing each matching activity. The first card will say “Start” and have the first question. Find the answer to the first question and place it above the start card. The card that has the first answer will also have the second question. Continue to find the matches until you have created the entire path to the presents. The last card will have the last answer and will also say “Finish”.
Full versions of each matching activity are provided. I love printing these on different colors of pastel paper. I then give each group a different color.
Use these activities with individuals, pairs, or groups of students. An answer sheet is provided.
This is an "EASY PREP" activity. All you need to do is print, laminate (if you wish to keep them), and cut the cards. All cuts are straight line cuts and can be done quickly. The cards are not in order on the sheets so you could require the students to cut out their own cards. Give each student or group of students a copy of the answer sheet. Tasks 1-3 can be done without the answer sheet if you would like to visually check their work instead.
The following topics are reviewed with this activity: Simple Machines, Lever, Classes of Levers, Fulcrum, Gear Ratio, Screw, Incline Plane, Ramp, Wedge, Wheel and Axle, Input Force, Output Force, Mechanical Advantage, Compound Machines, Pulleys, and Unit of Force (Newton).
Special Note: I have two other themes of this matching activity. Please check out the Gnome's Path Home Bundle for Simple Machines. This bundle contains this set and also the Pirate's Path to the Treasure version.
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