Simple Machines Big Book
Simple machines are so much a part of everyday life that we don't notice their brilliance! Using a simple machine as an extension of our own abilities or force can make us stronger, faster, and more efficient than we can be using our bodies alone. Once you understand the basics of simple machines you begin to see they are everywhere!
In this big book, we identify clear examples of how children use simple machines every day. Through open-ended questions, we look at how simple machines can solve problems and begin to explore the basics of the physics that make simple machines so successful.
Our large format big book makes learning about simple machines in the classroom a collaborative and exploratory experience, with terminology and layout suitable for even the youngest readers. Free downloadable teachers' which are aligned with the Aistear and SPHE curriculum, links provide scaffolding and help teachers to design a learning experience.
Simple machines are a great foundation for introducing children to the world of STEM. Inclined planes, wedges, screws, levers, pulleys, wheels-and-axles are man-made inventions that help accomplish many tasks from the simple to complex. From scissors to slides, shovels to skateboards, simple machines provide an interesting way to view day-to-day life through the lens of engineering. The fundamental understanding of simple machines encourages children to think critically about the world around them.
- Forces & Motion
- Critical Thinking
- Free downloadable teachers' notes with Aistear & SPHE curriculum links provide scaffolding and help teachers to design a learning experience.
Large format A3 sized big book, 297mm x 420mm - 22 pages.
Quality, high thickness paper. Laminated throughout for extra durability.
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