Simple Machines Posters / Anchor Charts

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This is a set of 14 science posters. There is a poster for each simple machine. Each of these posters has a short definition and photographs or several simple machines. There are also poster rounds for each of the words in the saying, "We'll simply put in less work! Recording sheets that can be used in multiple ways are included too! These recording sheets can be used in several ways. Form 6 groups and give each group several books on one simple machine. Then have groups share what they have learned while other students in the class take notes. Let them research simple machines online and have them record what they have learned. Show simple machine videos and pause for discussion and note-taking. The worksheets are made to give you flexibility and to save you time!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.


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