Emily has been studying simple machines for the past few weeks. Her “texts” for the study have been a unit from Switched on Schoolhouse Science and a workbook that I downloaded from Currclick. But the really fun part has been Simple Machines lessons with K’nex!
Lever mobile, wheelbarrow, balance, catapult, and door (Levers)
Wishing well (Wheel and Axle)
Ferris Wheel (Wheel and Axle)
Measuring Wheel (Wheel and Axle)
She had a lot of fun using this to “measure” distances on a map.
We will be learning about gears this week.