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Simple Machines


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Simple Machines

This is an online activity about simple machines. Learners will try their hand at putting these amazing devices to work. They will use several simple machines to help "build" a tree house. This is an excellent activity to demonstrate how science - in particular, simple machines - are at work in our everyday lives.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet connection

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Equations and Inequalities
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
    • Number and Operations
      • Operations
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
      • Work and Machines
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI/Columbus, ©2000

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