Simple Machines provide students with lots of opportunities for exploration and STEM challenges! EVERYTHING you need to teach a science unit on simple machines can be found here! This 2-week unit includes:
+ 6 STEM-Based Science Lessons on Everything Simple Machines: Lessons allow students to explain why people use simple machines, identify examples of simple and compound machines, and create simple and compound machines. Every lesson is hands-on and incorporates lots of critical thinking. Hands-on components include STEM challenges, demonstrations, centers, and games. All lessons are aligned with state standards and are made for teachers on a budget.
+ 9 Hands-On Activities
+ 8 Worksheets
+ 6 Posters
+ 4 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 4 Centers
+ 1 Game
+ 1 Student Investigation Book
+ 1 Quiz
+ 1 Test
+ 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card.
+ 1 Time Line of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
+ Answer keys included throughout
+ PDF & Digital Activities: 7 worksheets, 3 exit tickets, quiz, and test are also available in digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.
Terms used throughout unit:
- Simple Machine
- Compound Machine
- Inclined Plane
- Wheel and Axle
Virginia Science SOL: 3.2
Indiana Science Standards: 3.PS.2
GET THIS UNIT FOR FREE... this mini unit is included in my 3rd Grade Science Bundle
. This bundle is 750+ pages and includes everything you need to teach science for an entire year! It has been priced so that you get one unit for free!
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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