Simple Machines Unit...Building an Arcade

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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51 pages
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This simple machines pack is not the same as the others...this unit uses Caine's Arcade as a way to set kids up for an engineering project. It combines the typical unit, but with a twist.

This unit includes:

a simple machines unit packet cover

NGSS standards and FOSS connection explaination

Computer connection activity

Before and After sheet

Simple machines definition, picture, how it's used sheet

Caine's Arcade link and explanation of activity

Engineering design sheet

Persuasion writing activity

Arcade tickets

Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt sheet

18 simple machines pictures for hunt

answer key for hunt

past, present, future activity

Simple machines vocabulary activity and word cards

Caine's arcade planning sheet

Simple machines engineering project and scenario cards

Simple machines sort and cards with answer key

Rube Goldberg activity sheet

Simple Machines Assessment

FOSS connections for levers and pulleys

and SO much more!

Packet has been updated and added to on 3/30/17!


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