Simple Machines Special Education


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Activity Category: Simple & Compound Machines

Resource Category: Discussion Questions

Recommended Grade Level: 8-9

Discussion Questions:
1. What do simple machines do?

2. Name a simple machine and tell why it makes work easier.

3. What types of things would be handy to push on an inclined plane?

4. How does a wheel and axle make it easier to move?

5. What does a wedge do?

6. What does a screw do?

7. What do gears do?

8. Think of a task in which you could use a simple machine to make the job easier.

9. What is a lever?

10. Think of at least 2 examples of pulleys?

Standards Type: Local Standards

Standards Explained:
Students will investigate relationship between force, mass, and the motion of objects.
Demonstrate the effect of simple machines (lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, screw, and wheel and axle) on work.

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