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Simple Machines Lesson Plans K-8

These lesson plans and resources on simple machines are especially for Canadian elementary school teachers. They include information on the six basic simple machines - the inclined plane, the lever and fulcrum, the wedge, the screw, the wheel and axle, and the pulley.

Simple Machines - Background Information
Answers to common questions about simple machines. From the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Simple Machines Learning Site
Acitivities, ideas and lesson plans for elementary school teachers to use to teach about each of the six simple machines.

Simple Machines - Lesson Plans for Grades 3-4
This unit of nine lesson plans and background material can be used by elementary school teachers to give students experience using simple machines.

Simple Machines in the House and Tool Shed
This is a great way for elementary school students to learn how different simple machines work and identify many practical examples in their day-to-day lives. Online interactive program with Teachers Guide. From Edheads.

Moving Along With Simple Machines
This cross-curriculum unit for elementary school teachers includes four weeks of lesson plans and activities on simple machines complete with rubrics and performance tasks.

Marvelous Machines
Hands-on experiments with levers, gears, pulleys, springs and other simple machines. From Hands-On Technology.

The Pulley
Lesson plan for elementary school teachers to demonstrate how pulleys make work easier.

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