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Simple Machines - Lesson Guide

Activity Overview

In this Science Nspired module, students will explore simple machines through simulations, formative assessments and summative assessments. This Lesson Guide is a TI-Nspire PublishViewTM document.

About the Lesson

Students will simulate, observe, and manipulate the variables of lever and fulcrum as well as force vectors and torque. They will explore an inclined plane as an example of a simple machine. They will calculate the mechanical advantage of different inclined planes and use the formula for applied force on an inclined plane. Assessment will be throughout the simulations and the laboratory, to determine the students understanding. This Lesson Guide allows you to preview the variety of activities provided for this module as well as give a suggested flow (lesson plan) of the lesson. The Lesson Guide is a PublishViewTM document (.tnsp).