Category: Motion and Simple Machines

Level 7

Archimedes is one of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known. He invented screws and levers and discovered the law of buoyancy. But what was his life like? Step into the world of Ancient Greece and learn about how Archimedes lived and what led him to make such remarkable discoveries.

5.5″x8.5″, 108 pages, written by Jeanne Bendick

This book is suggested to accompany our Motion and Simple Machines Science Unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. 

Archimedes Motion and Simple Machines Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99

Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Motion and Simple Machines Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Motion and Simple Machines study.

In Motion in Sports by David Wiseman, you’ll learn what terms like velocity, inertia, force, and friction mean and the important roles they play in many different sports. Along the way, discover tips that will help you enjoy your favorite sports even more. (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

Have you ever wondered how the greatest inventions came to be? From airplanes to dishwashers and mighty locomotives to the tiniest nail, The Story of Invention by David Wiseman explores fun facts and inspiring stories about fifteen of the most life-changing inventions! As you read inventor tips will also help you improve the world through your own creative spirit. (32 pages, full-color, 11”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Motion and Simple Machines Read-Aloud Book Pack

$15.98

Have you ever wondered how the greatest inventions came to be? From airplanes to dishwashers and mighty locomotives to the tiniest nail, this book explores fun facts and inspiring stories about fifteen of the most life-changing inventions! As you read, inventor tips will also help you improve the world through your own creative spirit.

32 pages, full-color

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Motion and Simple Machines Unit and is included in the optional Read Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

The Story of Invention by David Wiseman

$7.99

How does a gymnast stay balanced on a thin balance beam? Why doesn’t a surfer sink into the ocean while on a surfboard? How much force is behind a golfer’s swing? If you’ve ever asked questions like these, you’ll love Motion in Sports! In this book you’ll learn what terms like velocity, inertia, force, and friction mean and the important roles they play in many different sports. Along the way, discover tips that will help you enjoy your favorite sports even more.

32 pages, full-color

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Motion and Simple Machines Unit and is included in the optional Read Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Motion in Sports by David Wiseman

$7.99

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course. Purchase below or click here for more details.

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Motion and Simple Machines science course. Hands-on activities, access to captivating videos, video, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning!

Lesson 1: Force and Motion
Lesson 2: Newton’s First Law
Lesson 3: Speed and Velocity
Lesson 4: Newton’s Second Law
Lesson 5: Gravity
Lesson 6: Newton’s Third Law
Lesson 7: Energy and Motion
Lesson 8: Simple Machines
Lesson 9: Wedges and Levers
Lesson 10: Inclined Planes, Wheels, and Axles
Lesson 11: Pulleys and Screws
Lesson 12: Project Day

Motion and Simple Machines Course Book

$19.99

PDF for self-printing

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Motion and Simple Machines science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, vocabulary words, mini books, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family. 

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.

Motion and Simple Machines Course Book (PDF)

$19.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 24-page Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal Grades 3–6 (PDF)

$9.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 56-page Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8  journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal Grades 7–8 (PDF)

$9.99

Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 24-page Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal Grades 3–6

$5.99

Each student grades 7–8 needs their own copy of the 56-page Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8  journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Motion and Simple Machines Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99