Simple Machines StudyJam

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Simple Machines StudyJam


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Simple machines decrease the force, or effort, needed to lift and move heavy objects. There are several different types of simple machines, including levers, wheels and axles, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, and screws.

The classroom resource provides a slide show that will explain the different types of simple machines and how they work. This resource can provide background information for students before they conduct their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: K
2 ) Use observations and data from investigations to determine if a design solution (e.g., designing a ramp to increase the speed of an object in order to move a stationary object) solves the problem of using force to change the speed or direction of an object.*

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.K.2- Observe the movement of objects in a variety of real-world environments.

Tags: axle, design solution, direction, force, fulcrum, inclined plane, lever, pulley, ramp, simple machine, speed, wheel
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The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices.

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Author: Hannah Bradley