In this download you will receive the rights to an editable copy of 6 task cards created in Google Slides. Students will be tasked with working together to figure out which simple machine will solve their problem in each of the 6 tasks. They will battle a troll, cross a dangerous bridge, help out a giant cave spider, breach the castle wall and finally find the evil king and queen. Included on the 7th card are answers to each of the scenarios. Best of all, NO MATERIALS REQUIRED!
Put students in groups of 3-5. Give each group a copy of the cards or create stations and assign one group to one station to work one card at a time.
This project integrates STEM fully, and cooperative learning. Take it one step further and asks groups to construct one or all of the simple machines using items from the classroom.