Students will identify all 6 simple machines. Then students will analyze a compound machine and identify the simple machines that are in it.

Be sure to take your notes and answer the questions.

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Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Here are your notes.

Source: various educators and Langhans

Simple and Compound Machines: These are the “S” in WSQ. You must have them under your video notes completed by the due date on the Unit Plan.

1. ​Why does a simple machine make work easier?

2. http://www.safeshare.tv/w/BJcACejiDF  Go to this link and watch the video. Identify all of the simple machines you can.

3. Fill in this table as much as possible: But skip mechanical advantage (we will do that later)


4. Explain why a screwdriver is a compound machine. Use the picture below to help you:


Question- asking Higher Order Thinking (HOT) questions; use the following as your guide:

1. A question that you are still confused about (be specific, include which part of the video, etc)
2. A question that connects the videos together (i.e. asking about the relationship between the content)
3. A question you think you know the answer to, but you want to challenge your classmates with
Use your Unit Plan to help with question starters

Source: inspired by C. Kirch