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
b. Crazy Floors – Primary Level Kits
c. Car Launchers – Early Level Kits
d. Spinning Tops – Early Level Kits
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.