Target Skills for Simple Machines Unit:

After the unit the students will be able to:

  • sort & classify simple machines
  • measure using a spring scale
  • understand that force is measurable
  • define work, force, and energy
  • demonstrate friction and list factors that increase or decrease friction
  • list the 6 simple machines and examples of each
  • construct & experiment with screws
  • construct & experiment with a wheel and axle
  • construct and experiment with a pulley system
  • construct & experiment with a lever
  • experiment with a wedge

Explore some of the websites below to learn more about the simple machines.

Tool shed simple machines

Museum of Science and Industry Simple Machines Game

Scholastic Friction Activity