Check out this awesome week long project in which students can explore simple machines in a more interactive way. With clear directions and expectations for each day, this project will push students to research one simple machine. You will need to create a sample for students to see, based on your expectations, but throughout the week, students will create some sort of presentation (ppt, poster, skit, etc.) and will ultimately present to their peers. I would suggest having students record notes on each others' presentations, as they will solely become the master of one. This can easily be adapted though for students to research each simple machine each day as well. A rubric and student-friendly directions are included!