Carolina Biological K-8 Curriculum - March 2023

Science Sampler: Simple machine junk cars

by: Christine Herald

During the month of May, the author’s eighth-grade physical science students study the six simple machines through hands-on activities, reading assignments, videos, and notes. At the end of the month, they can easily identify the six types of simple machine: inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge, and lever. To conclude this unit, students participate in an inquiry activity to create and race small junkyard vehicles.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2010Stock # ss10_033_07_67Volume 033Issue 07

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