Simple Machines (Grade 1-4)

In our Simple Machines lesson plan, students are introduced to simple machines. Students practice identifying simple machines as well as matching simple machines with their descriptions.

Our Simple Machines lesson plan introduces students to the definition of a simple machine. During this lesson, students are asked to identify real-world examples of simple machines in their environment and explain the work it helps to do. Students are also asked to match the Simple Machine to its correct description.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define a simple machine and identify the six different types of simple machines, as well as name examples.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7


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Science, Video


1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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    Cynthia G.
    US US
    Simple Machines

    Students enjoyed the reading and able to give the main idea with details They also enjoyed the simple machine experiences

    Soumya H.
    IN IN
    Excellent resource

    Hi,I found it very useful to teach my 1sr grader about simple machines.simple language and easy to understand..found the worksheets very helpful..

    Janet M.
    US US
    Easy peasy.

    Very quick and convenient. Great materials.

    Andrea T.
    US US
    Simple Machines

    Thank you for this quality resource! I use your materials to introduce concepts to my class and supplement hands-on activities that we do.

    US US

    This was a great lesson! Very adaptable to suit different learning styles. With the video explaining six simple machines, you can create an Edpuzzle to add your own questions while the students are watching.