Use these 40 PowerPoint slides in this simple machine resource to teach, reinforce or assess your students in simple machines! Easy to read text, plus engaging pictures help make learning and reinforcing simple machines pure fun!
Please note that this Power Point is NOT editable. It has been saved in Power Point Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It will also launch immediately into the Power Point program to help save you set-up time. The second click on each slide displays the answer to the question in red.
There are a number of ways to use this energy Power Point in your classroom.
As a Teaching Tool:
Ask students to search in their text book, alone or in teams, to find the answer to each question. A second click on the slide will show the answer.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together decide on the answer.
For Evaluation, write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
This resource addresses the following simple machine terms:
Six kinds of simple machines: pulley, lever, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, and inclined plane
Simple vs compound machine
Comments about this resource include:
Very comprehensive. Great formative assessment tool.
This was perfect to introduce simple machines into our science unit of force and motion. Thanks
If you are interested in task cards that go with this PowerPoint, classroom worksheets, and a simple machine game see:
Simple Machines: Science Task Cards and More"
About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
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Simple Machines PowerPoint by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License