Simple Machine in Action
Apr 20 2011
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Summary Information


simple machines, mechanical advantage, work, inclined plane, lever, pulley, force, distance, power
Physical Science
Workplace Skills: 
Raising Questions
Problem Solving
Use of Data
Independent Thinking

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate to all types of learners, catering to multiple intelligences.

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mpressley's picture

May 19, 2012 - 1:31pm

Resources contribution

I really like the simple machines matching worksheet. I know its geared towards younger students with special needs but I believe I would be able to use this with my lower leveled 6th graders.
DProut's picture

May 19, 2012 - 1:39pm

I really appreciate the

I really appreciate the assessments adaptations to this lesson. I can certainly use these assessments to differentiate testing perhaps for the English Language Learners and for my groups that need more support to access the curriculum .
rubgit's picture

January 7, 2014 - 10:51am

I am teaching introductory

I am teaching introductory Physics in a transfer high school and still use this. My students are so engaged with their projects.
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