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?