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What are Simple & Compound Machines? Webquest - Great for Distance Learning!

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UPDATED (6/19) WITH NEW WEBSITES AND AT-HOME ACTIVITY - WORKS ON ALL DEVICES

GOOGLE DOC VERSION TOO - STUDENTS TYPE INTO DOCUMENT SO NO PRINTING NEEDED

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

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

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