Simple Machines – I Like to Move It, Move It!

As we begin our next PYP unit of inquiry, we investigate the realm of Simple Machines. Each PYP unit has a core or central idea.

Our central idea for Simple Machines states:

“Simple machines help our daily lives by reducing the amount of force needed to do work.”

Key concepts are ideas and concepts to help students gain a better understanding of the central idea.

Our key concepts are:

  • Form/Function: What is a simple machine and what are the different types?
  • Causation: How do simple machines reduce the amount of force needed to do work?
  • Connection: What ways do simple machines make work easier?
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