Science is my favorite subject to teach! Why? It’s so hands-on! When I’m teaching my Simple Machines unit, my students enjoy making levers, turning the gears and lifting things using a makeshift pulley. I use co-operative learning in the exploration, explanation, and extension phases of the 5E learning cycle, which I use in all of my science lesson plans. As a bonus to these simple machines lesson plans, I created a mini quiz about gears that’s a free download which can be used along with my Simple Machines Unit Plan. To read more about each lesson in the unit, you can download a free preview from TpT (just click on the orange download preview button). All five lessons are available for purchase at TpT.
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