The six simple machines (lever, pulley, wheel & axle, wedge, inclined place, and screw) are introduced in this vocabulary lesson. The presentation covers the definition, a picture, and examples of each simple machine. A Frayer model type graphic organizer is included to be utilized by students during the lesson. This vocabulary lesson encourages the Gradual Release of Responsibility framework as students take more and more ownership of their learning as the lesson progresses.
Included are PDF and PowerPoint files of the presentation and a PDF of the graphic organizer. The files are compressed and downloaded in a zip file.