Simple Machines (Grade 5-6)

In our Simple Machines lesson plan, students learn about simple machines in-depth. Students practice creating their own simple machines as well as matching simple machines with their descriptions.

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Our Simple Machines lesson plan gives students a more in-depth look at simple machines and the work they do. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively, with a partner, to create an example of certain types of simple machines using materials given to them by their teacher; they are then asked to sketch it and write an explanation for how it works and then present it to the class, sharpening their public speaking and presentation skills. Students are also asked to match simple machines with their descriptions.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define simple machines, identify the six types of simple machines, and use the correct terminology to describe how each simple machine works, and explain how simple machines make work easier.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

 

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subject

Science, Video

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    11/14/2021
    Anonymous
    Senegal Senegal

    Excellent

    This lesson was exactly what I was looking for. The video was clear and engaging and the activities were fantastic to support and assess learning. Thank you.

    KD
    06/08/2020
    Karen D.
    US US

    Excellent product!

    I am looking forward to doing a more project based science class next year. I love that each lesson has an activity!

    KL
    05/09/2020
    Kim L.
    US US

    Simple Machines (Grade 5-6)

    Due to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus, I have not had the opportunity to use this item with my students yet. It appears to be a resource that I will find helpful in the future.

    HH
    05/03/2020
    Heather H.
    CA CA

    Simple Machines

    Excellent. I was able to adapt it to distance learning. I especially like the videos to pair with the lessons.

    PK
    04/29/2020
    Pat K.
    US US

    Simple Machines

    Love it. 5th grader loves it. Lesson plans and video suggestions are most helpful. Thank you.