STEM Lesson Plans

Elementary (Grades 1-4)

Discover Control

Write a program for the Control Box to make the Swing Ride change direction three times.


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Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys

Determine the lever class of a wheelbarrow and identify the fulcrum, resistance and effort.


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Intro to Simple Machines: Wheel & Axle and Inclined Planes

Investigate how a wheel turning an axle makes work easier.


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Intro to Simple Machines: Gears

Observe how motion and force are transmitted through a distance using a chain and sprocket system.


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Intro to Structures: Bridges

Explore the ways in which selected shapes respond to forces acting on them.


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Simple Machines Deluxe

Determine if planetary gears change force, speed or direction


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