You might not be able to take your class on a field trip to the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, but you can visit the website for some help with your
Simple Machines lessons.
Videos, quizzes, and puzzles related to Simple Machines
Explore Simple Machines at Mikids.com — click
Song for teaching Simple Machines
Gadget Anatomy activity from Boston's Museum of Science helps students identify the simple machines that are combined to make a working gadget. Find more ideas for exploring complex gadgets made of simple machines from ZOOM at PBS LearningMedia.
Here is a
Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt lesson for your classroom. Teach Engineering has a simpler scavenger hunt worksheet with suggested answers.
Lesson Plan for teaching about Simple Machines — click
Hands- on activities from NASA for your Simple Machines unit. Click
At PBS Learning Media, K-2 teachers will find multi-media resources for teaching about simple machines in the primary grades. Each resource comes with support material, lesson plans, and/or worksheets.
• Everyday Learning: Simple Machines
• Let's Have Fun With Simple Machines
• Go Outside and Play: Simple Machines
• A Thing or 2 About Simple Machines
• The Cat In the Hat: Pulling Together and complete Teacher's Guide
Take a look at these ideas for
student-constructed simple machines.
teaching unit for grades K-4.
Lesson plans on how simple machines
transfer force and respond to applied force from Utah Education Network. For middle school teachers, this UEN activity challenges students to build a working apparatus made of various simple machines.
collection of engaging videos on Simple Machines are designed for intermediate students.