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Simple Machines Science and Writing Project {Christmas Theme}

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In this science and writing integration project, students will demonstrate knowledge of simple machines by designing a combination of simple machines or system that can be used to help load toys onto Santa’s sleigh.

This resource includes:
♥ lesson plans
♥ planning and project pages
♥ differentiated project choices
♥ grading rubrics
♥ example of completed project

You can finish this activity in one to three class periods, depending on the time you have available. I have included a suggested lesson plan sequence for two days. Each student begins with a planning page. Completing the planning page will help students focus on the specific features of each simple machine and will allow you to assess understanding before beginning the final project.

The final project choices are differentiated. The first option has room for the completed machine or system drawing and paragraph all on one page. For the second option, students draw an illustration on a full-size sheet of paper. The paragraph can be written on notebook paper or typed on the computer. This allows for more room depending on the amount of information you want students to include. Option three allows students to use an interactive whiteboard app to label and explain their designs. You can choose whether to have students write a paragraph in addition to using the app. This project choice would work well for students who have difficulty with writing but could explain their design verbally. Grading rubrics are included for all three choices.

Please note: This product is also offered as part of a bundle for a reduced price. The link to the bundle is shown below.
Physical Science and Creative Writing Project Bundle {Christmas Theme}

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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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