UPDATED (6/19) WITH NEW WEBSITES AND AT-HOME ACTIVITY - WORKS ON ALL DEVICES
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Whether to save time or to kick off a simple machines unit, this webquest will be perfect for you and your students!
Students are introduced to the topic through a brief video and from there they practice identifying the 6 simple machines in a variety of formats. Then, they have fun doing a simple hands-on activity that can easily be done at home!
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Part A - Watch a 7-minute video introducing the physics concept of work and simple machines. Students make a sketch of each simple machine and give an example of its use.
Part B – Practice identifying the 6 types of simple machines via an interactive video
Part C – Order the simple machines used in a student’s complex machine built to water a plant
Part D – Match simple machines to everyday objects
Part E - Label the parts of a lever
Part F – Hands-on lever activity (can be done at home or at school)
Part G – Take a review quiz
Part H – Apply their new knowledge