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This resource provides background information for elementary teachers on the topic of Simple Machines.  It contains extensive background information  explaining the principles behind lever arms, gears, simple and compound pulleys, and screws.   Classroom resources include objectives, cross-curricular lesson ideas, reproducible student activity sheets, and links to related websites for children.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
= Simple Machines
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Unit of Instruction
- Reference Material
= Nonfiction Reference
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- Physical Science
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
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elementary school science, energy, mechanical advantage, simple machines, unit , unit of instruction
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Metadata instance created February 18, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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January 31, 2008

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: What is Energy?

Here you'll find extensive background information on simple machines, including the principles behind the lever arm, the screw, simple and compound pulleys, and the gear.  Try teaming it with the computer simulations in Edheads (below).

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(Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp., Ottawa, 2008), WWW Document, (http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/education/tell-me-about-background-information-for-simple-machines.php).
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Canada Science and Technology Museum: Pulleys and Gears , (Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp., Ottawa, 2008), <http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/education/tell-me-about-background-information-for-simple-machines.php>.
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Canada Science and Technology Museum: Pulleys and Gears . (2008, January 31). Retrieved August 2, 2015, from Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp.: http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/education/tell-me-about-background-information-for-simple-machines.php
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Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp.. Canada Science and Technology Museum: Pulleys and Gears . Ottawa: Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp., January 31, 2008. http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/education/tell-me-about-background-information-for-simple-machines.php (accessed 2 August 2015).
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Canada Science and Technology Museum: Pulleys and Gears . Ottawa: Canada Science and Technology Museum Corp., 2008. 31 Jan. 2008. 2 Aug. 2015 <http://cstmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/education/tell-me-about-background-information-for-simple-machines.php>.
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