Simple Machines

Not just simple machines but an entire kit on mechanics - forces, acceleration, and friction. Students store energy in a toy they make and use spring scales to explore all the relationships found in simple machines. They explore the acceleration of marbles an balls on a ramp and the effect of friction on the motion of a marble.


Lesson 1:  Energy

Lesson 2:  Forces

Lesson 3:  Motion

Lesson 4:  Inclined Planes

Lesson 5:  Levers

Lesson 6:  More Levers

Lesson 7:  Pulleys

Lesson 8:  Simple Machines in the Real World

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