Simple Machines Unit (Bundle)

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A Science-Based Unit with Reading, Writing, and Informational Text Activities. This complete unit with teacher planner allows students to create their own nonfiction book about simple machines, and design and build their own simple machine and mechanism. Guide your class to discover more about simple machines (Inclined Plane, Lever, Pulley, Screw, Wedge, Wheel and Axle) through research and hands-on activities.

Updated! October 2016

This bundle includes 2 mini-units: Rube Goldberg Machines as an introduction to machines and "The Elves and the Baker" a project-based learning activity to use as a cumulative assessment.

Created for the following:
Next Generation Science Standards: K-2 Engineering
Ontario Curriculum: Gr. 2 Science

Please download this Free Engineering Design Process flip book. It is a great accompaniment to this bundle.

Includes:
For the Teacher:
- Overview of unit plan
- Anchor Chart idea
- Recommended Books and Materials for each lesson
- Puzzle cards for center or bulletin board with pictures, definitions, and photograph examples

Student Created Simple Machines Nonfiction Book:
- Cover page
- Blank Table of Contents
- SM Facts worksheets
- Informational Texts and worksheets
- Glossary

Activities:
- Types of Movement
- Finding Inclined Planes
- Working with Wedges (cutting apart or holding together)
- Build a Pulley System
- Model of a Screw
- Using Screws (Science Table)
- 3 Classes of Levers
- Designing Levers
- Model of a Wheel and Axle
- Racing Wheel and Axle
- Search and Find SM in photographs
- Scavenger Hunt



The Rube Goldberg Machines mini-unit is an imaginative and solid launching point for machines. It sparks creativity, and sets a mindset for inventing machines and solving problems as an engineer.

For the Teacher:
- Overview of mini-unit plan
- Bulletin Board idea and printables
- Recommended resources
- Answer Key where applicable

Student Worksheets:
- Informative texts on Rube Goldberg, Every Day Tasks, and Machines
- Design a Rube Goldberg machine parts and planning pages
- Creative Writing "My Imaginary Machine" Diagram and Label

*Key Terms - task, machine, simple and compound machines
Rube Goldberg Machines

“The Elves and the Baker” project-based learning unit provides opportunity for your students to use their knowledge on simple machines to solve a problem (posed in "The Elves and the Baker" story) in a creative, play-based learning environment. This unit guides students through the Engineering Design Process. Students will design and build a simple machine or mechanism to help the elves complete their work at a bakery!

Includes:
- "The Elves and the Baker" original story in Powerpoint and black and white book for print
- Engineering Design Process poster
- Engineering Design Process worksheets
- Measurement activity and worksheet
PBL: The Elves and the Baker

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Simple Machines Unit (Bundle)
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Simple Machines Unit (Bundle)