The Story of
the Automaton

Putting It In Motion...

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Daily Doings With Simple Machines - Ask your students to estimate how many times they use simple machines during a typical day and then send them on a Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt armed with this activity sheet to record their findings.

Activity Sheet in .pdf format.

Marvelous Machines Experiments

This is a series of experiments about simple machines: levers, wheels and inclined planes. This unit was designed for use in the third grade.

Work Is Simple With Simple Machines

Students participating in this project will investigate simple machines and their usefulness in everyday life.

It's That Simple

This online lesson was designed for middle school students, but could easily be modified for lower grades. Don't forget to click on "Branching Out" and "Online Activity" when you visit this site.