This PowerPoint and Notes set is everything you need to teach your students about simple machines! It covers what simple machines are, how simple machines work, each simple machine (inclined plane, lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, and wedge) and a reflection slide with wrap up questions.
- 11 slide PowerPoint
- 3 pages of scaffolded notes
- answer key
This PowerPoint and Notes set covers Georgia Performance Standards:
S4P3. Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object.
a. Identify simple machines and explain their uses (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, screw, wheel and axle).
b. Using different size objects, observe how force affects speed and motion.
c. Explain what happens to the speed or direction of an object when a greater force than the initial one is applied.
d. Demonstrate the effect of gravitational force on the motion of an object.
I hope you and your students enjoy this activity!
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