Simple Machines for Kids
Step away from the iPad once in a while, and build something with your kids - like this Balloon Ride!
Cub Scout recycling idea on how to make balance scales. Fun idea! We just used what we had handy, but there must be a bazillion different ways to make a simple device that you can compare the weight of two things with. The little red coffee stirrer with the styrofoam arrow made it easier for the kids to see which was heavier when it was a close call between the two weights.
Filth Wizardry: science
simple machines matching cards
This is part 2 of a 6 part hands-on unit on inventions and simple machines. Build and test catapults, lift an adult using a lever, test out screws of various threads, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 ½ hours and have 13 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with your classroom, family, or co-op!
This is part 2 of a 6 part hands-on unit on inventions and simple machines. Build and test catapults, lift an adult using a lever, test out screws...
Lever and Screw Simple Machines Lesson
Balloon Rocket Car Science Project with Video