Simple and compound machine booklet consists of two weeks activities and a test. Students begin by exercising their brain with a word search, categorizing the words found in the word search under six simple machines (lever, wedge, screw, pulley, inclined plane and wheel and axle) and compound machine.
Reading in science is emphasized by including a guided reading activity. The culminating activity is focused on transferring the knowledge acquired to the student’s immediate community or any other community in other parts of the world. Sample and answers are included.
S8P3. Students will investigate relationship between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
c. Demonstrate the effect of simple machines (lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel and axle) on work.
Habit of mind
S8CS5.a Observe and explain how parts can be related to other parts in a system such as the role of simple machines in complex machines.
Reading in Science
S8CS10.d. Establishing context
• Explore life experiences related to subject area content.
• Discuss in both writing and speaking how certain words are subject area related.
Simple and compound machines basics: Help for a community
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