TENNESSEE LESSON PLAN BUILDER 

Lesson Title:
The Screw
Fourth grade


To explain and demonstrate the function and attributes of the screw as a simple machine. 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS 
The learner will can an understanding of simple machines. The learner will use appropriate tools for measurement. The learner will gain an understanding of geometric shapes and be able to discuss it mathematically. 

Science 4.11.2 Recognize the relationship between force and motion. Explain how speed affects the distance traveled. Recognize simple machines (e.g., inclined plane, pulley, lever). Mathematics
4.2.spi.6. apply basic function rules.
4.3.tpi.3. develop and use mathematical language to describe the attributes of geometric figures;


FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 
The student will be assessed on how well they have conduct and collaborate the activity. 

LESSON ORGANIZATION 
Opening the Lesson:

Begin the lesson by giving a brief introduction of simple machines and their function. Continue instruction by explaining the screw, and its function. 

Developing the Lesson:

The first activity consists of giving each student a paper incline plane and a piece of tape. The students wrap the incline plane around a pencil to create the example of a screw. 

Closing the Lesson:

Conclude the lesson by demonstrating how the various threads of a screw grip the wood differently. Demonstrate by screwing them into a block of wood. 

TEACHING RESOURCES 
Paper inclined plane, tape, pencil, screws with various thread configurations, block of wood, and screw driver. 

LAB SAFETY 
Do not allow children to have screws. 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SPECIAL LEARNERS 
Give them extra assistance by working in groups. 

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES 
Using the internet they could do more research on simple machines and create a collage of simple machines. 
