S.O.L. 3.2 – Simple Machines

Students are given the list of simple machines and have to create an object that uses a variety of simple machines to demonstrate movement and understanding of the simple machines the students have selected.

Students will use recycled materials to create specific simple machine in small groups and have to take pictures and/or videos of their new object. Then students have to make a short video explaining their new object, what their simple machines are used in their project, and how it makes the object moves.  The students will then publish findings on a wiki/google docs to answer and create more questions based on their object and simple machines.