Professor Beaker Learning Labs

Simple Machines - the Book

A Science Teaching Resource

Designed for Primary School Grades 1, 2 and 3
(Children aged 5 to 9)


Simple machines book, Professor Beaker's Learning Labs, copyright 2002 Elizabeth Ginn.

 

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Product identification: SmB-1


Features

Features of the Simple Machine Book

  • Reproducible within one school.

  • Six simple machines thoroughly covered.
  • Scientific method used for experiments.
  • Educator's detailed science background and experiment guide.
  • Experiments for each of grades 1, 2 and 3 for each simple machine.
  • Assessments for each of grades 1, 2 and 3 for each simple machine.
  • Lists of technologies that use simple machines.
  • Word Lists.
  • "Write a story/draw a picture" pages.
  • Student reflection pages.
  • Take-home pages.
  • Materials needed are found in home or school.
  • Black and white illustrations.
  • 204 pages long.
  • Spiral bound for easy use.

 

Benefits

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Compliant with the Ontario Curriculum, Science and Technology, 1998

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Compliant with Science Process Skills

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Designed for Grades 1, 2, and 3.

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The science theme is comprehensively addressed.

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The educator focuses on delivery of the material, rather than researching many resources for background information because the book includes a comprehensive discussion of background science for each simple machine.

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The book includes extensions and activities to cover other expectations as well.


Contents of the Simple Machines Book

Table of Contents - Page

Chapter A - Levers - 1
Chapter B - Inclined Planes - 31
Chapter C - Wedges - 59
Chapter D - Screws - 89
Chapter E - Wheels and Axles - 119
Chapter F - Pulleys - 151
Chapter G - Complex Machines - 185

Student Activities

Chapter A - Levers - work sheets
1. Find the Levers 
2. Levers in the Classroom
3. Elements of a Lever
4. Levers at Work
5. Levers - Fill in the Gaps
6. Survey and Survey Graph
7. Display (no associated work sheet) 
8. Levers and Direction of Force
9. Story Page
10. Word search on Levers
11. Student Reflection Page
12. Take Home Page

Chapter B - Inclined Planes - work sheets
1. Two Dimensional Shapes
2. Inclined Planes
3. Inclined Planes and Triangles
4. Inclined Plans at Work
5. Inclined Planes - Mystery Phrase
6. Inclined Planes - Fill in the Gaps
7. Inclined Planes - Display (no associated worksheet)
8. Inclined Planes & Direction of Force
9. Story Page
10. Word Search on Inclined Planes
11. Student Reflection Page
12. Take Home Page

Chapter C - Wedges - work sheets
1. Two Dimensional Shapes
2. Three Dimensional Shapes
3. Wedges
4. Find the Wedges
5. Wedges - Mystery Phrase
6. Wedges - Fill in the Gaps
7. Survey and Survey Graph
8. Other Shapes
9. Display (no associated work sheet)
10. Wedges and Direction of Force
11. Story Page
12. - Word Search on Wedges
13. Student Reflection Page
14. Take Home Page

Chapter D - Screws - work sheets
1. Screws
2. Find the Screws
3. Screws - Mystery Phrase
4. Crossword Puzzle - Screws
5. Display (no associated work sheet)
6. Screws and Direction of Force
7. Turning Screws
8. Story Page
9. Word Search on Screws
10. Student Reflection Page
11. Take Home Page

Chapter E - Wheels and Axles - work sheets
1. Wheel Shape
2. Find the Wheel and Axle Devices
3. Wheels and Axles
4. Wheels and Axles and Direction of Force
5. Wheels and Axles - Fill in the Gaps
6. Story Page
7. Word Search on Wheels and Axles
8. Student Reflection Page
9. Take Home Page

Chapter F - Pulleys - work sheets
1. Pulleys
2. Shape of a Pulley
3. Find the Pulleys
4. Pulleys - Mystery Phrase
5. Pulleys - Fill in the Gaps
6. Power of the Pulley
7. Power of the Pulley - Extension (no associated work sheet)
8. Display (no associated work sheet)
9. Pulley and Direction of Force
10. Story Page
11. Word Search on Pulleys
12. Student Reflection Page
13. Take Home Page

Chapter G - Complex Machines - work sheets
1. Find the Simple Machines in a Clamp
2. Find the Simple Machines in a Staple Remover
3. Find the Simple Machines in a Can Opener
4. Find the Simple Machines in a Wire Cutter
5. Find the Simple Machines in a Corkscrew
6. Find the Simple Machines in Another Corkscrew
7. Comparing Two Complex Machines
8. Find the Complex Machines
9. Display (no associated work sheet)
10. Story Page
11. Word Search on Complex Machines
12. Student Reflection Page
13. Take Home Page

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