I created this webquest as a time-saving tool to introduce simple machines to my middle schoolers.
In this webquest students are invited to…
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 - Play an interactive game in which they have to predict and identify 10 simple machines in a kitchen.
Part C - label the parts of a lever
Part D - figure out the simple machines that make up four different compound machines
Part E - Take a review quiz
Part F - Apply their new knowledge
NOTE: Due the use of Flash the online activities do NOT work on iPads/iPhones.