Simple machines - group cut and sort

We were lucky to have "Scientists in Schools" come to visit us this week with their workshop for simple machines! The kids had a BLAST! 

Yesterday, after the workshop, I split the students into groups to see how they could do with a cut/sort activity. It created lots of great discussion about how many of the pictures included more than one simple machine. 

Here is my class hard at work: 

Then we talked about HOW the simple machines move. We went over some movement words to practise to help us. We brainstormed different objects that move, and then decided which was the best one to represent each movement: 

Then I had my class do the same thing on their own paper, to keep in their Science duotang for this unit.

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