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Simple Machines

Project Resources

STEP 1:  Complete Simple Machine Notes Page with your group
(click on your assigned simple machine, then click "File"--> "Make a copy". 

STEP 2:  Take the info from your notes page and put it into the Google Slides presentation

Big Idea

Simple Machines Station Project

Directions: Each simple machine is a station. Students assigned to each simple machine must complete the following:


  1. Open your Simple Machine Notes page--make a copy 

  2. Research your simple machine using the links on the LibGuide

  3. Fill in your Notes Page

  4. Open the Google Slides template

  5. Use the information you've learned to fill in the Slides presentation.  (be careful to fill in your info on the correct slides!)

  6. You'll use this Google Slides in your final presentation.  

  7.  Each simple machine covered must include various example pictures.

  8. For each simple machine, you must include an answer to this question: What is at least one career or job that would use this simple machine in one way or another? Name the job and give an example of how they would use this simple machine.

  9. ​​​​​​​For each simple machine, use TinkerCad to design an example of the simple machine you studied.  All members should create one, then decide which member's example should be screenshot and added to the slideshow.

  10.  Make sure one team member SHARES the slide show with everyone in your group right away! You should be all working on the same slide show.

  11.  Each day you will follow the above process with a different simple machine.

  12.  After you have moved through all stations, you will put all slides or video clips together into 1 presentation to show the entire class.

  13. Final presentation should include an introduction and an ending slide.