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Simple Machines

Goal Directed Learning | Entry Level | Science

Objectives

  • Students will find and identify simple machines.
  • Students will build a simple machine.
  • Students will be able to recognize that forces of gravity, magnetism, and electricity operate simple machines.

Procedure

  • First, ask students to name some simple machines.
  • Next, hold up some examples and non-examples of simple machines and ask students to identify which ones are the machines.
  • Then, have students work collaboratively to make simple machines using Lego kits.
  • After the groups finish their simple machines, they may then work individually at the computers on the Edhead's Simple Machine website
  • As student responds to prompts, the computer program indicates whether their response is correct or not and keeps score.

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.

Materials

  • Computers
  • Internet access

Grade Level: K-2