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