Tagged: simple machine projects

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Simple Machines Unit: Screw Hands-On Activities

We started with… a plain old screw!! The kids spent time trying to screw it into an old board:   We have been reading the book, Archimedes and the Door of Science along with this unit. What a terrific book and what a remarkable man Archimedes was! ┬áThe book talks about the Archimedes screw as well as lots of other topics — astronomy, math, geometry and more. We loved the...

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Physics Unit: Gizmos, Gadgets, and Simple Machines

We have been gearing up for these activities for a long time. ┬áBack in January I mentioned the kids read the Physics, Pre-Level 1 (Real Science-4-Kids) book. LD read it on his own while I read it together with DD. I thought it was a wonderful introduction to some basic physics concepts. Then as you’ve seen we did some background activities on Newton himself (the geography of England/Britain/UK; the Black...