Enter this past summer and our schools yearly teacher institute. My teaching partners and I decided to revamp our science and social studies curriculum into project based learning. And, yay!, in the forces and motion unit we included a simple machines project. My kiddo's really outdid themselves with these. Here are a few photo's of some of the projects.
|J's inclined plane ball toy ( made from a ruler, a paper towel roll, and tape).|
|A's original pulley/wheel and axle. Then she made a bigger pulley system on her bunkbed so her sister could pass things up to her! This was one of my favorite projects.|
|J's tinker toy pulley system.|
|M's screw and pulley system. Of course it is pulling her favorite thing...horses!|
|J's pulley table.|
|L's car ramp. This was another very original one.|
|A shot of a bunch of the projects in the hallway ourside our room. I love this unit and can't wait to see what the kiddo's create next year!|