Sunday, May 22, 2016

Building Materials & Simple Machines (Freebie)

Simple Machines & Engineering Unit

I had my husband put together bags of building materials:
nails
screws
piece of wood
piece of plastic
piece of pipe
wire
nuts and bolt
bracket
cardboard
zip tie
etc.
The students had to pick eight things that they would use to build a house from the bags.  They had to name the item, what it was made out of and identify purpose.  
  Love my fun-loving fifth graders!
 I had each group share one item and continued around the room until everything was shared.

Simple Machines

We watched a few video clips and read about the 6 simple machines.  I broke my two classes into six groups.  They created posters and shared them with their class.

Poster Requirements:
definition
facts
examples
illustration or diagram
I have the wooden models of the machines that my students love to use.
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