This resource is a collection of interactive animations designed to help kids learn how forces and simple machines can work together to create the compound machine. Child-centered animated activities enhance understanding of how compound machines function and how they are differentiated from simple machines. The animations require the Flash plug-in (there is a link for this on the page). Additionally the site includes a glossary of important terms, lesson plans, a teacher's guide and information from people who professionally work with compound machines. This page is part of a larger collection of animated education resources for the elementary level.
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August 2, 2007
by Mandy Staff
October 10, 2011
by Caroline Hall
Last Update when Cataloged:
August 6, 2007
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion Unit Title: Applications of Newton's Laws
This is a collection of interactive animations that depict how forces and simple machines work together to create the compound machine. The authors designed it for Grades 3-6 to help children understand how compound machines function and how they are different from simple machines. It would be a good follow-up to the resource directly above -- Edheads: Simple Machines.
%0 Electronic Source %D August 6, 2007 %T Edheads: The Compound Machine %I Edheads %V 2013 %N 12 December 2013 %8 August 6, 2007 %9 application/flash %U http://www.edheads.org/activities/odd_machine/
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