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Motion and Simple Machines

Course Book One Per Family

$19.99
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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. 

  • 64 pages
  • Full-color
  • 12 lessons
  • Wire bound; 8.5″x11″

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

Add one Student Journal per child.

Student Journal Grades 3–6 One Per Student

$4.99
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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.

  • 24 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle stitched; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″

Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per Student

$5.99
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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.

  • 56 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle stitched; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″
Additional Options:

Motion and Simple Machines Read-Aloud Book Pack

$15.98
Front Cover of Motion and Simple Machines Book Pack
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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.

Archimedes Motion and Simple Machines Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99
Spread Book Archimedes
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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.

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. 

Details:

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

Optional Suggested Reading

Optional books that correlate well with the Motion and Simple Machines science unit.
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Archimedes Motion and Simple Machines Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99
Details
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.

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. 

Motion and Simple Machines Read-Aloud Book Pack

$15.98
Details

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.

The Story of Invention by David Wiseman

$7.99
Details
Picture Book

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.

Motion in Sports by David Wiseman

$7.99
Details
Picture Book

Did you know there is an invisible world just as varied as the world you can see with your own two eyes? This invisible world is the world of microbes: tiny living creatures doing amazing jobs from on your very own skin to in the deepest parts of the ocean. Enjoy beautiful watercolor illustrations as you journey through this book to uncover an unseen world full of wonder. Each page will help you learn more about these tiny creatures and the important roles they play in our world.

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.

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Find a digital download of the Parent Guide and Student Journals here. *NOTE: downloads are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.
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Student Journal Grades 7–8 (PDF)

$9.99
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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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 56 pages
  • Full-color

Course Book (PDF)

$19.99
Details

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. 

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 64 pages
  • Full-color
  • 12 lessons

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

Student Journal Grades 3–6 (PDF)

$9.99
Details

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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 24 pages
  • Full-color

How the Unit Works

Required Course Items

Course Book One Per Family

Details:

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. 

Student Journal Grades 3–6 One Per Student

Details:

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.

Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per Student

Details:

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.

Optional Suggested Reading

Motion and Simple Machines Read-Aloud Book Pack

Details:

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.

Includes:

  • Motion in Sports by David Wiseman
  • The Story of Invention by David Wiseman

Archimedes Motion and Simple Machines Grades 7-8 Extension

Details:

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.

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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