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published by the Edheads
designer: Eric Bort
This interactive Flash activity invites kids to learn about simple and compound machines by investigating common household objects found in the kitchen and tool shed. The animated activities help them understand how the machines work and how to differentiate the various types of simple machine. Additionally the site provides a glossary of important terms, lesson plans and a teacher's guide. This page is part of a larger collection of game-like animations developed to teach children about science.
Please note that this resource requires Flash.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Applications of Newton's Laws
This activity is an animated introduction to simple machines. Designed for Grades 3-6, it helps children gain understanding of the different types of simple machine they encounter in their kitchens, garages, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Additionally the site provides a glossary of important terms, lesson plans and a teacher's guide.Links to Units:
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