Objective:
To help the students to
realize simple machines are all around them.
Materials:
-Each child needs a
piece of paper to take notes on. Exploration:
Tell the students that
we are going on a machine walk. While we are on our
walk every student is to take notes and write down
everything they see that resembles machines. Walk
the students through the cafeteria, in the janitor's
closet, out to the playground, ect. Concept
Development:
After returning to the
classroom separate the students in to groups of 4 or
5. Have the students share with each other what
they thought to be machines, and have them make a list of
all of their ideas combined. After they have
discussed and came up with a group list, have a
representative from each group share their ideas with the
rest of the students. Have the students compare and
add any additional machines that they think they would
find in the school.
Concept
Application:
Once each group has
shared what their group came up with, take the same
machine walk and have the student's point out different
or additional simple machines; and if they miss some,
bring them to the students attention.
Conclusion:

Machine
Walk

Lesson plan for a simple machine integrated unit.

By Callie Naccarato

-Bring examples of simple machines that the students are
surrounded by each day.

Before leaving the classroom tell the students that this
part of our activity is to be done by all by
themselves and that they are to be quiet while they are
in the halls, so they don't disturb other classes.

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