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Students will have a blast creating simple machines trading cards. It is a perfect way for students to creatively show what they know about simple machines, share their work with others and interact with their classmates come trading time! There are 8 simple machines trading cards (4 cards per page), blank trading card backs, and a trading card pocket to store the cards. Each card contains a simple machine key term, a blank spot for a picture and a lined space for writing facts about the simple machine key term. You can use the pages as an assignment or for a project, or you can cut them up and use the cards individually for warm-ups or exit tickets. After your students have completed the simple machines trading cards, let the games begin! Randomly pass out the trading cards to your students as rewards or hide them in your classroom. Tell them if they collect 5 or all 8 cards, they win a prize. This will allow students to see other students’ work and encourage your students to trade for the cards that will enable them to get a collection of all 5 or 8 key words. Your students will be completely engaged with this hands-on activity!
Key Terms for Cards
- Wheel and Axle
- Inclined Plane
- Simple Machine
- Compound Machine
*Note- This product is a blank template with science terms for each heading and contains no pictures or facts. It is intended for students to create their own trading card to show their understanding of the material.
Teacher Notes with instructions and suggestions
8 science trading card templates with key terms (4 per page)
blank trading card backs
trading card pocket for storing card collection
Cut up and use as Warm-ups/ Bell Ringer
Use as an assignment/ worksheet
End of unit project
Cut up and use as Exit tickets
Test Review (use as flashcards)
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