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1.       Discuss Simple Machines – types, classes, uses

2.       Lego Simple Machines Kits – I will plan to use them just about as they are. After each, we will ask them to identify the simple machine or machines involved.

a.       Catapult – Primary Level Kits
https://education.lego.com/en-us/lessons/sm/catapult

b.       Crazy Floors – Primary Level Kits
https://education.lego.com/en-us/lessons/sm/crazy-floors

c.       Car Launchers – Early Level Kits
 
https://education.lego.com/en-us/lessons/esm/car-launcher

d.       Spinning Tops – Early Level Kits
https://education.lego.com/en-us/lessons/esm/spinning-tops

3.       Show some videos of Rube Goldberg designs

4.       Have them design a Rube Goldberg that contains all of the types of simple machines and draw a picture of the design.


https://tinkerlab.com/engineering-kids-rube-goldberg-machine/