Builds seven different replicas of real-world models, one at a time. Includes building instructions with real-life photos and key facts for each model. Models demonstrate how a wheel turns an axle, how an axle turns a wheel, two levels of inclined planes, the screw, and a wedge. Supports 2-3 students working in a team.
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Bring the excitement of hands-on learning to your simple machines unit! This set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of simple machines--wheels and axles, and inclined planes. Students build, investigate, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher's Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. The set includes building instructions and 221 pieces--enough to build 7 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. The activities support 2-3 students working as a team. The set is packaged in a strong storage case with dividers and a snap-on lid. Inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action!
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