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 30-slide PowerPoint lesson on Simple Machines begins by examining what Simple Machines are as well as an explanation of what Work is. It then goes into the six main types of Simple Machines - Levers, Inclined Planes, Wheel and Axle, Pulleys, Screws, and Wedges. The lesson concludes by looking at Compound Machines which are a combination of simple machines.

Please note - The information contained in this lesson is very similar to the information found in my Simple Machines reading.

There are 7 videos embedded in the PowerPoint. Simply start the slideshow and click the image and it will automatically open in your browser. The lesson contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- 7 videos embedded into the PowerPoint

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

1. What are Simple Machines?

2. Work = F X d

3. Lever

4. Inclined Plane

5. Wheel and Axle

6. Pulley

7. Screw

8. Wedge

9. Compound Machines


The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

This file is in .zip format. All that means is you download the lesson package as one file (.zip) and then double-click it to extract it. No additional software is needed, your PC or Mac will do all the work. Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my PowerPoint lesson is structured and evaluate my work. If you are not 100% happy with what you purchase, I will refund your entire purchase price via PayPal. To access the video(s), begin the slideshow and click the image of the video player. A new window will open up taking you directly to the video.

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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