Three different decorated themes (Piggy, Owl Detective, and Garden Bear) are included in this set. Each puzzle matching review game includes 16 separate matching puzzle piece sets that can be used to review Simple Machines!
Each of these themed sets have the same information and answers. The only thing that is different for each is the theme. Different groups can get a different theme or you may choose to use some themes to review with later.
I also have included the plain version of this set. If you only want the plain version then you can check out the following link: Simple Machines
This activity can be used for individual students, learning centers, stations, pairs, or as a group activity. You can also give each student a piece of the puzzle as they enter the class room or later during class and then tell them to find the person who has the match. All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut the puzzle pieces. I print sets out in different colors, and give each student or group of students a different color.
Students can match the puzzle pieces just as they are for a quick learning activity, or they can follow the review game directions. For the game, students can hide the edges of the long portion of puzzle pieces under the laminated set of review game directions. Each student picks up one short puzzle piece at a time and then pulls out a long portion to match with it. If it is correct then the puzzle pieces will fit together. If it is not correct then the student must slide the long portion under the laminated set of directions so that only the clue is showing again and the cut portion is hidden. Students can take turns. The one who has the most correct matches wins.
My students like to repeat this type of activity later as a quick review for the test. Students can also use them as a quick set of flash cards. One student can call out the clue on the long piece while not showing any of the card to the other student. The other student can use the short puzzle pieces as a word bank.
Topics for this review activity include the following:
lever, pulley, wheel and axle, fulcrum, simple machines, compound machines, wedge, inclined plane, screw, first class levers, second class levers, third class levers, examples, wedge, mechanical advantage, input force, output force, work, distance
Why is this activity decorated with pigs?
These pigs can fly, race cars, and go to space! In other words, they are a lot of fun and will make you and your students smile. School is stressful. It is okay to have some cute clip art that lightens the mood in both middle school and especially high school (yes, we need it). Of course, these pigs needed a lot of simple machines to make all of their much more complex machines.
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Check out my other puzzle matching review games!
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