Are you looking for a Science unit on Simple and Compound Machines that has cooperative learning activities along with all the materials you need to teach the entire unit? Are you tired of just teaching from the textbook and want something different to do with your class? If so, this packet of materials is literally all that you need – an overall unit outline for 10 days of activities, interactive notes, quizzes, suggested homework assignments, class activities, and a unit test.
**If you teach in Virginia, this unit of study specifically correlates to Science, SOL 3.2.
This unit has been set up so that students study from interactive notebooks; a regular composition book or spiral notebook is sufficient. I grade the notebooks at the end of the unit; it encourages the children to follow directions and also gives them a chance for an “easy A” daily grade. It is, of course, optional.
You will get:
A unit outline (10 days)
Rubric for grading the interactive notebook
Study Guide questions
Study Guide answer key
Vocabulary Terms page
Picture Identification Cards
Machine Picture Sort Materials
Simple Machines Centers Materials
Interactive notes (along with teacher guides)
Review Quiz answer key
Vocabulary Quiz answer key
Unit Test answer key
I have included a free download of the Table of Contents and lesson timeline so that you can have a better idea of whether this packet will work for you. Samples are provided of materials in this unit if you want to take a look.
If you are just interested in the activities and not the rest of the unit, I have posted several of the activities as a separate listing for a lower fee. So please check out my listings if you are interested.
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