Summary:

Use the weight of water to raise marbles, using simple machine mechanisms: a wheel and axle, a lever and a pulley.

Science content (2016 curriculum):

Physics: Motion and Forces, Newtonâ€™s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)

Physics: Simple and complex Machines (5)

Activities in this lesson plan:

Procedure:

Set up the three activities for students to rotate through.

It will be messy, so have lots of towels and a mop handy.

Gather to discuss challenges, ways they were worked around, and the forces in the simple machines.

Grades taught:

Gr K

Gr 2

Gr 3

Gr 4

Gr 5

Teaching Site:

Xpey' Elementary School (formerly MacDonald Elementary)