Spaulding (formerly Jensen)
2001 - 2003 Fellow
unit is designed for use by 8th grade students working in
groups to investigate one of six simple machines (inclined planes, wedges,
screws, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles.
Once the groups have completed their work, they present their
findings to the class. The unit includes handouts for the various types
of simple machines, and a PowerPoint
presentation for use in presenting the topic to the class.
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