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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.  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