Science - 3rd Grade
Students will understand the relationship between the force applied to an object and resulting motion of the object.
Demonstrate how forces cause changes in speed or direction of objects.
Amusement Park Physics
Do you like amusement park rides like roller coasters, pendulums and bumper cars? Have fun on this site learning about how they work.
Build A Rube Goldberg Machine
Build a fantastic machine with levers, pulleys, catapults and mallets!
EdHeads Simple Machines
Let the robot lead you into a house and a tool shed to see if you can find the simple machines.
Eureka! Simple Machines videos
Watch these fun videos to learn about levers, pulleys, screws, and wheels.
Force, Motion, & Primitive Technologies
The prehistoric inhabitants of the Four Corners area used simple machines to help them make everyday tasks easier.
Rube Goldberg's "Inventions"
What is the difference between innovation and invention? Look at these inventions and think about what you could invent and have it be marketable.
Check out these funny cartoon inventions. See if you can come up with one too.
Simple Machines Game
Help your little buddy, Twitch, get his work done at the museum by using simple machines. He needs your help!
Simple Machines: Background Information, Lessons, and Activities
Sometimes, students don't realize how much science is all around us every day. For instance, simple machines, which include pulleys, wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes, screws, and wedges, combine to create cars, which are compound machines. By examining each simple machine found in cars, the overall machine becomes less mysterious but even more interesting. Learning about each type of simple machine can help students understand not only how cars work but how many other things work in their world.
Soccer Ball: Energy and Change
Use your knowledge of force to kick a soccer ball and score a goal.
Use your engineering skills and some online simple machines to create a variety of paths for the ball to reach the cup.
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