The best way for students to learn science is by actually doing
science. With Hands-On Science: Simple Machines, students will investigate the
concepts of force, work, power, efficiency and mechanical advantage. They will
experience how simple machines, such as ramps, wedges, levers, pulleys and
gears, operate. See your students begin to appreciate the diverse application
of simple machines and how they are used in everyday life. High-interest
activities promote important critical-thinking and science-process skills.


Give your learners the excitement of exploration. Engage their
minds as they observe, investigate and examine the wonders of simple machines
with these fun, hands-on lessons! Experiments include How Does a Ramp Work as a Simple Machine?What Mechanical Advantage Do You Have in Your Bicycle? and How Much Power Do You Have in Your Legs?
Simple Machines 
provides low-cost activities that increase conceptual
understanding. With this newly updated resource, you get



    • seventeen
      hands-on activities in which students manipulate equipment, interpret data,
      evaluate experimental design and apply scientific methods


    • safety-tested
      activities that add relevance to your classes using common materials and
      inexpensive equipment


    • rich,
      engaging projects that correlate with Australian Curriculum: Science content
      descriptions for Years 7–10, that are easily integrated into any physical
      science or physics classroom


  • Complete
    teacher support including detailed teacher notes, materials lists, safety tips,
    scoring rubrics and more.

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  • : 9781742398587
  • : Hawker Brownlow Education
  • : Hawker Brownlow Education
  • : books