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Simple Machines Unit: Activities, Reading Passages, Trivia Game & More

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Description

This physical science unit includes everything you need to teach the six simple machines! This resource contains demonstration ideas, reading passages, (one for each simple machine), a fun trivia game (name that machine!), printable posters, an interactive mini book, and extension activities. The interactive book promotes critical thinking and is aligned with the reading passages and posters to streamline teaching. The simple machine posters can be displayed digitally or printed for a colorful classroom display.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Reading Passages (7 total)

- Trivia Game (perfect for review!)

- Interactive Mini Book (12 pages)

- Printable Posters (color & blackline)

- Printable Extension activities (sorting, cut & paste, writing)

- Demonstration Ideas

Reading Passages:

This resource includes a single page reading passage for each of the six simple machines. A general introduction reading passage about machines is also included. The examples included within the reading passages are aligned with the printable posters and mini book to streamline teaching. You can view these passages by clicking the green preview button.

Trivia Game:

This game works perfectly as a review activity, however it can also serve as a daily warm-up or an exit ticket. Students will "name the machine" based on a picture. There are also questions regarding how a machine helps people. Check out the preview file for an example. You must have PowerPoint to access the game.

Simple Machine Posters:

The following posters are included with examples. Check out the preview file for more details. Need just the posters? Click HERE

- Machines

- Words to Know: (Work, Energy, Force)

- Wheel and Axle

- Inclined Plane

- Pulley

- Lever

- Wedge

- Screw

Interactive Mini Book:

- 12 page mini-book

- Corresponds with simple machine posters and reading passages

- Involves writing, drawing, critical thinking

- To view a sample, check out the preview file

Activities:

- Perfect for stations or centers

- Send home as homework

- Use as independent work or exit ticket

- Simple Machines Sort

- Simple Machines Matching Worksheet (2 versions)

- Cut & Paste Picture Sort Worksheets (3 versions)

- Name that Machine Cut & Paste Worksheet

- I Use Simple Machines Writing Sheet (2 versions)

Thank you! Have a blessed day.

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

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Total Pages
120 pages
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Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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