Simple Machines Basic Concepts | Paper
Teach background knowledge on levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, wedges, wheels, and axles with these ready-to-print and use hands-on activities. Everything you need to teach the basics of simple machines is included and you'll be teaching with just a few moments of prep.
This engaging product includes:
- step by step instructions for each activity.
- Interactive notebook templates are included for each of the lessons so your students can build a resource guide. These have variations so you can easily differentiate for your students.
- photographs of student examples.
- background information for teachers.
- names of simple machines (screw, lever, pulley, wheel & axle, wedge, and inclined plane), classes of levers, types of pulleys, wheels versus rollers, basic drive systems, forces (contact and non-contact)
None of these lessons require building. They are designed to provide students with background information before building and designing creations of their own. They will create everything with paper.
This product aligns with:
- the Alberta Program of Studies Grade 4 Science (Wheels and Levers and Building Devices That Move)
This product supports science concepts from these provinces and territories:
- Saskatchewan: FM5.1 Analyze the effects of...mechanical forces... Grade 4
- British Columbia and Yukon Territory: Simple Machines and their Forces Grade 5
- Northwest Territories: Pulleys and Gears Grade 4
- Manitoba: Forces and Simple Machines Grade 5
- any upper elementary or middle school science unit about simple machines
Ninja Note: This file is a PDF and requires printing for students to use.
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