MySci Unit 25 – Simple Machines, Complex Inquiry (PREVIEW)


Physical Science:
Forces, Work, and Making Work Easier

What is work, and how can the simple machines make work easier? Students will learn to identify simple machines and conduct investigations about using the simple machines to overcome friction and make work easier. They will also design a compound machine.

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MySci Unit 25 Preview

Suggested Grade Level: 5th Grade

36 pages
2017-2018 edition

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  • Carolyn MacMillan

    This is an amazing resource for teachers. Thank you.

  • Scott Kratzer

    I love the vocabulary and glossary section of this unit. I was able to give it to students to refer to as we work and they review. I also sent it to the special school district teacher, reading specialist, and ELL teacher so they have the vocabulary to use to support students throughout the unit.