Simple Machines

This is a unit of study on simple machines for 4th grade students.  These lessons were developed by undergraduate students in the K-6 certification program at East Tennessee State University.  Click on the picture of the simple machine for Tennessee State Science Standards, background information, and activities.


  Incline plane   Screw




  Wheel and    Axle



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Simple Machines