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Simple Machines
Anna Spaulding (formerly Jensen)
2001 - 2003 Fellow

This unit is designed for use by 8th grade students working in groups to investigate one of six simple machines (inclined planes, wedges, screws, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles. Once the groups have completed their work, they present their findings to the class. The unit includes handouts for the various types of simple machines, and a PowerPoint presentation for use in presenting the topic to the class.

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