Work and Machines
This unit is mainly taught
using our text. See our curriculum sheets for additional information.
How do living things and human
technology changes matter and transform energy?
How do things move around us?
Why do things move as they do?
How can we control the motions
How is motion related to energy
and energy conversion?
Construct simple objects that
fulfill technological purposes.
Qualitatively describe and compare
motions in three directions.
Related changes in speed or directions
to unbalanced forces in two dimensions.
Describe the forces exerted by
magnets, electrically charged objects and gravity.
Design strategies for moving objects
by application of forces, including the use of simple machines.
Experiments with Maqnets
the Force Be With You Unit Plan from the Sample Core Curriculum for
is Simple with Simple Machines
Curriculum Project: Force
Curriculum Project: Electricity
Kid's Page Information
for students and teacher resources from the Energy Information Association.
Toolbox: The Elements of Machines
Machines: The Franklin Institute