This is the morning work I created for my class to complete throughout our simple machines unit. In the beginning, they will utilize their resources to research the answers. As we progress through the unit, students could complete this on their own as a review. This could be used as a preteaching, homework, morning work, daily review, centers...the possibilities are endless!
Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object.
a. Identify simple machines and explain their uses (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane,
screw, wheel and axle).
b. Using different size objects, observe how force affects speed and motion.
c. Explain what happens to the speed or direction of an object when a greater force than
the initial one is applied.
d. Demonstrate the effect of gravitational force on the motion of an object.
Students will be asked to use the following skills:
I hope your class enjoys these as much as mine does! Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your students.