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Simple Machines

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Machines are devices that help make the work of society easier. Machines make work easier by changing the size and/or direction of the force that is applied. There are six simple machines - inclined plane, wedge, screw, lever, pulley, and wheel-and-axle. Simple machines can be combined in all kinds of ways to create the machines we use everyday. The science skills emphasized in Simple Machines are collecting data, manipulating, constructing models, observing, and predicting. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.

Digital and Hands-On Resources

Digital Resources
Ipad Apps: 

Simple Machines by Kids Discover - $3.99

- digital magazine

Simple Machines Grades 3-8 - Free Ch1 - Free

- lesson plans, reading passages, assessments, games, and printables for Chapter 1 only

Simple Machines Grades 3-8 - $1.99

- lesson plans, reading passages, assessments, games, and printables

List of Useful Apps for the Classroom