Simple machines are a common elementary grades science topic. This article describes how I frame my simple machines unit using a problem and have students reflect on their initial designs as we learn about each machine. The students then apply their learning by preparing proposals for how they might use simple machines to aid in the building of a pyramid. This article promotes National Science Education Standards A, B, and E and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2009 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Simple Machines: Promoting Student Application and Reflection,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 36
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol36/iss1/4