Simple Machines Lesson

Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
Simple Machines Lesson
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This products includes 640 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), many hands-on activities with 8 page worksheet packet that follows slideshow activities, challenge questions with answers, built-in quizzes, video links, projects, 5 page homework, modified version, answer keys, lesson notes with visuals, and 106 slide PowerPoint review game with template, optional mousetrap car project description and info sheets, and much more.

This PowerPoint begins describing catapults and some of the force associated with them. A neat activity has the students construct a catapult with a plastic spoon. Trajectory is then introduced over a series of slides. Some references are made to golfing. The Mousetrap Car Project is then presented so students can begin construction. Teacher should provide mousetrap and screw eyes to students among other materials shown in the slideshow. Instructions on how to build the mousetrap car, rules, directions, and examples are all included in a step by step process. An activity starts off simple machines having the teacher flip a table over with the help of students. Student volunteers sit on top of the table and the students try and move the table. Then using some plastic PVC pipes the students move the giant load with ease using simple machines. This activity leads into the definition of simple machines. The first simple machine described is the pulley. The different types of pulleys are described and how to determine mechanical advantage. A visual quiz follows and the students need to identify the correct pulley and its mechanical advantage. An activity with directions and procedure follows that has students using Pulleys to determine Mechanical Advantage. Activity requires many small pulleys, spring scales, weights with hooks, and string. The lever is covered next with some step by step notes, and then different classes of levers explained as well as how to find MA. After a fun send something into orbit demonstration, students create a lever using a ruler, weight, crayola marker, and spring scale. Directions with visuals are provided. Students learn how the distance of the effort arm and resistance arm effect the Mechanical Advantage. Questions and follow-up with answers are provided. The wedge is covered next and students learn how to calculate MA. An activity that has the students trace some wedges (children's blocks work well) and determine the mechanical advantage. The wheel and axle is covered next in similar fashion. An activity where student use their spring scales and crayola marker to move a textbook across their table is described. Inclined Plane is covered in detail and neat activity has student using their spring scales again to see how the length / height changes MA (textbooks and cardboard will work for the ramp) The screw is then covered and students learn how to calculate MA in a series of word problems. A quiz follows where students need to identify the simple machine in a picture. Answers are provided after the quiz. The question is previewed one last time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students or table groups. Compound Machines are then covered, and directions for an activity that has students pop a balloon with several simple machines is provided. A series of video links to Rube Goldberg machines, presentation of the mousetrap cars, and a series of hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint. Mousetrap cars can then be presented on the final day dedicated to simple machines. This PowerPoint is as hands-on as PowerPoint can get. Most of the activities use classroom objects and spring scales to conduct exciting and challenging science. Please see the entire unit described below before purchasing this PowerPoint.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

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Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (35,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Please visit my other posting on TpT called The Laws of Motion and Machines Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 2000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 12 page bundled homework / assessment, 8 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 12 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 9 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. This Unit is a digital download, but requires that you email me at after checkout so I can send it to you through another company because it is too large for the TpT uploader. I use another company called which can send large files. TpT only sends me your user name on a digital download good so you will need to contact me with your email address so I can send it to you digitally. The cost of this larger unit is $9.99 The unit takes between 40-60 minutes to download once I have sent it to you but this unit is well worth the wait. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.

Areas of Focus within The Motion and Machines Unit: -Newton's First Law, Inertia, Friction, Four Types of Friction, Negatives and Positives of Friction, Newton's Third Law, Newton's Second Law, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Forms of Potential to Kinetic Energy, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Deceleration, Momentum, Work, Machines (Joules), Catapults, Trajectory, Force, Simple Machines, Pulley / (MA Mechanical Advantage), Lever / (MA), Wedge / (MA), Wheel and Axle
(MA), Inclined Plane / (MA), Screw / (MA) - Mousetrap Cars and much more.

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a hard good on TpT and this is mailed on an 8GB USB drive ($20 Value) free shipping. This includes all 20 units (35,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 300+ pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 40+ PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and School District License. This is everything you need to run an incredible four year science curriculum on one USB drive. $99.00

If you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint.

Science from Murf LLC

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