Get ready to move! The brand-new Motion and Simple Machines course is filled with hands-on activities! Students will learn about motion and force, gravity, pulleys, levers, and so much more in this one-of-a-kind unit study. See Newton’s laws put into action and document the ways machines make our lives easier. Then build your own machine on our unique “Project Day” final lesson!
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. 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
The full-color 64-page 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.
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.
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.
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 science studies. Purchase above.
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.
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